Ms President US announces speakers for 2018-19 school year

Avery Maddie and Julianna give speeches during last year's Ms President US election.
Avery Maddie and Julianna give speeches during last year's Ms President US election.

Coming to Ridgefield from all corners of Connecticut, women leaders at the local, state and national level will be contributing to the Ms President US girls' civic leadership program this year.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Esty, US Representative (CT 5th District)

  • Patti Russo, executive director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale

  • Toni Boucher, Connecticut State Senator

  • Aimee Berger-Girvalo, candidate for CT State Representative

  • Mary Barneby, CEO of CT Girl Scouts

  • Jessica Jane Mancini, vice chair of the Ridgefield Board of Finance

Each of the speakers will be joined by a high school girl who is a leader in her community, state, and/or country.  Student presenters include:

  • Lane Murdock, RHS junior and founder of the National School Walkout

  • Callie Whelan, RHS senior Student Representative to the Ridgefield Youth Commission

  • Tara Krishna, RHS senior and student representative to the CT State Board of Education

  • Sophia Haber, RHS senior and co-founder of We The People

  • Hersha Chauhan, RHS freshman and Ms President US winner 2018

Many more speakers will be announced soon on the Ms President US facebook page.

Sessions are held on select Friday afternoons in Ridgefield.  Girls entering 4th to 8th grade from any town are welcome to enroll.  Visit the website and select "Enroll":

The first session is on Oct. 5.  The program culminates in a "Campaign and Election" on April 7.  Scholarships are available so that all girls, regardless of financial need, can attend.  Email to learn more.