Words to Live By

By Alessa Strelecki
Distinguished Young Woman of Iowa for 2011


I attended a leadership conference this weekend and we all received a pen. Written on the pen were these words of wisdom that I think we all should live by…



Take Responsibility.


Preserve your options.


Never stop learning.


Be persistent.


Be Honest and Dependable.


Love Unconditionally.


Don’t you agree?




Alessa Strelecki is a college freshman at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa majoring in Secondary Education and Mathematics. Originally from West Des Moines, Iowa, Alessa was a participant in the Distinguished Young Women program and was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Iowa for 2011. Learn more about Alessa here!


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