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Sister Spotlight: Laura Pontari

This month, we are focusing the spotlight on our fabulous sister, Laura Pontari. Laura hails from Pennsylvania, spent her summer in Spain, and now frequently spends the day at the Georgia State Capital in Atlanta (it's casual). She has been doing amazing work for Spencer Frye, an elected member of the Georgia House of Representatives. Read on to learn more about Laura's experience!

What is your major and what kind of career are you hoping for?

I am currently majoring in Spanish, Political Science, and Economics, and am pursuing a dual degree with a Masters in Public Administration. I love to learn and hope to stay in school as long as possible, so I will hopefully attend law school after graduation. After graduating law school, I hope to work in the public sector, and eventually pursue a career in politics

What do you love about AXO?

I love that AXO encourages us to be successful. Our national motto is "Real. Strong. Women.," and I believe that this is something AXO actively encourages. AXOs are campus leaders, and I am lucky to be a part of a group of such intelligent, driven, young women.

Tell us about your internship!

I am a legislative research intern with Representative Spencer Frye, who represents the wonderful city of Athens. As an intern I am working as a legislative aide and am traveling to the capital with Representative Frye and his chief of staff once a week. During my time at the capital I research and write memo on bills that will be heard in Representative Frye's committees, and provide supplemental research for on-going projects. 

What's the cooler thing you've done so far?

As interns we are required to write memo on bills that Representative Frye will be voting on, and last week I got to watch one of the bills I had written a memo on pass during committee. It was so cool to watch it in real time and hear the discussion concerning the bill and to watch the voting process as it passed.

What is the most fulfilling aspect of your internship?

Learning firsthand from Representative Frye. He has been so patient with the intern team, and answers any questions I have, big or small. The personal connection I've gotten to make with him and Lauren, the chief of staff, has made the internship very rewarding.

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Famous Couples Date Night

Date night season is upon us once again, and we kicked off the semester with a famous couples date night that featured some clever costumes along with a few of the classics! Check out our pics below! 

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Mommy Daughter Day

This past Saturday our moms joined us at the Alpha Chi Omega house for this year's Mommy Daughter Day. We had a fabulous lunch that featured tea and French macaroons, and then we packed into Stegeman Coliseum to watch the Gymdogs beat Kentucky. Thank you to all of the beautiful moms that made the trip to Athens for this great event, and special thanks to our sister Caroline for planning the whole thing! Can't wait until next year!

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Seeking The Highest Honor

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We are completely honored to have been named one of the best- a finalist for the National Council Trophy at this years ΑΧΩ National Convention! The trophy recognizes the collegiate chapter(s) best exemplifying the ideals and mission of Alpha Chi Omega. Way to go Beta Sigma!

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Summer Spotlight: Savannah Knudsen

"Chick-fil-A is full of talented, inspirational individuals, and each of them have taken time to get to know me."

Our fabulous sister Savannah was selected for a coveted internship with the place we all know and love. Read on to hear what she has to say about her amazing experience!

What is your name + where are you from?- Savannah Knudsen from Lilburn, Georgia

Major?- Marketing

What's your summer job/internship?- Chick-Fil-A Marketing Internship

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