Hudson girl selected for magazineAnna Lane and her sister, Laura Dawn, love reading the new editions of the magazine Discovery Girls. When the two had an opportunity to apply to be featured in the publication, they jumped all over it.
By: By Jace Frederick, Hudson Star-Observer
Anna Lane and her sister, Laura Dawn, love reading the new editions of the magazine Discovery Girls. When the two had an opportunity to apply to be featured in the publication, they jumped all over it.
The girls received the info about the application, which was featured online, and got right to the process. Questions they had to answer included “most embarrassing moment” and challenges they have faced to this point in their young lives. They were also asked to submit multiple pictures of themselves.
Anna, an 11-year-old who is going to be in seventh grade in the fall, was one of twelve girls selected out of thousands to be the Discovery Girls of Wisconsin for the June/July edition of the magazine. Laura Dawn, a nine-year-old entering fifth grade, was also chosen as an alternate.
“It was amazing,” said the girls’ mother Dawn.
The two went to eastern Wisconsin where they participated in a two-day event hosted by the magazine. The first day involved going to Discovery World, located right off of Lake Michigan. There the girls had the chance to do fun activities such as creating perfumes, T-shirts, and purses. The second day involved numerous pictures as they were part of a photo shoot for the magazine at Quad Photo near Milwaukee.
“It is awesome,” said Anna of the experience, “you meet a lot of new people.”
There was only one downside to the whole event.
“There was a lot of smiling,” she joked, “it hurt a lot.”
Being part of the experience with the magazine was a thrill for the girls, who are avid readers. Anna enjoys the embarrassing moment section while Laura Dawn likes to take the polls and quizzes that are offered. They have collected ten different issues of the publication.
“They devour it. It’s fun to see how excited they get when the magazine comes,” said Dawn.
Throughout the year, the girls enjoy fun activities during the school year and into the summertime. Laura Dawn enjoys swimming and just playing around while Anna is in gymnastics and likes to go to friends’ houses. Anna also loves school. She says she cried this year when she had to miss school due to illness. They have also taken multiple family trips to China.
The two will now be talking about their experiences on Tuesday, June 19, at the library as part of the Terrific Tuesday program this summer. The program features local people who “dreamed big” and became a success. This will be the first installment of the program.
Dawn described the program her children will be speaking at. “It’s about being able to see yourself in a certain way or conceptualizing doing something or being something and that’s a huge part of accomplishing it.”