Two girls and a staff member from Girls Inc. in Columbus have been invited to the White House.
The girls are Kierra Murphy and Adriana Embus. The staff member is Valerie Boggs Hardaway.
They will be attending a special Christmas event on Dec. 13. The office of the First Lady invited 25 guests of Girls Inc. from across the nation to participate in the Holiday Open House.
The Girls Inc. group will take a tour visiting monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
The two girls chosen to attend have outstanding credentials. Kierra's mother is in the military and deploys to Afghanistan on Dec. 14. She wrote a story for the National Magazine "New Moon Girls" about having a mother in the military.
Adrianna is a peer mentor for younger girls at Girls Inc. She volunteers and serves as the teen coach for the middle school aged girls Robotics team.