This year our own Rita Sullivan was the recipient of the 2008 Girls Inc. National Scholarship. Rita’s involvement with Girls Inc. dates back to her swimming lessons as a baby and has evolved over 17 years to include active membership, multiple volunteer roles, and a paid staff position. She literally grew up at Girls Inc.; her older sisters and mother were also active members and volunteers. Being one of seven children, Rita has strived to create her own identity. She has excelled in academics, participated in three different sports, and been active in many school and after-school programs and organizations. Rita realizes that fulfilling her dream of becoming a child psychiatrist involves many years of education and training, but her desire to help children serves as her motivation for success.