Bonnie St. John (California & Trinity 1986) will be the keynote speaker during Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council’s Success to Significance event

"For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls discover who they are, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place. On April 26, 2013, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) will honor the contributions of Dr. Mary McIntire, dean of the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University, for inspiring girls to make a difference at its Success to Significance event. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the J.W. Marriott Hotel and will feature a keynote address by Bonnie St. John, the first African-American to win medals in Winter Paralympic competition as a ski racer.

Dynamic and dedicated leaders are vital to helping girls develop their full potential. Mary and Bonnie exemplify these traits. They both had the courage, confidence and character to break the mold and bring about change in their communities. Mary made history in 1986 when she was named the first female academic dean at Rice University. In 2007, she became GSSJC’s president and was the first to serve in this role while maintaining a full-time career. Mary’s commitment to service is evident in the numerous organizations she is involved with, including Leadership Houston, Leadership America, United Way and Yes Academy." Read more at the Examiner