PROFILE: Ali Milligan & Allie Graves

Stepping Up to Make a Difference

Congratulations to Ali Milligan & Allie Graves!

The 2018 Youth recipients of the 2018 Wilbur Award are Ali Milligan of Arkansas High (left) and Allie Graves of Texas High (right), two outstanding young women leaders in our community.

Ali Milligan is a junior at Arkansas High where she is president of the campus Interact Club with over 400 of hours of community service. Ali worked with the Salvation Army to identify the greatest need of the people served by the organization, and has since worked to fill that need, providing kits of feminine products to their clients, with the ambitious goal of distributing 1000 kits before she graduates in 2019.

Allie Graves is very active at Texas High, as well as at First Baptist Church, the Randy Sam’s Shelter and the Community Cafe at Williams Memorial Methodist. Allie was adopted at age 5 years old out of foster care system and is an overcomer of child abuse. For this reason, she chooses to spend her time giving back to the organizations that helped her become the successful person she is. She has over 750 hours of community service in Texarkana and the surrounding areas, and has spoken to over 15,000 people telling her story.

As an organization committed to growing a community of leaders, Leadership Texarkana lifts up exemplary leaders in our community as models to us all, showing what is possible if we choose to serve one another by investing time and effort in our community.” Leadership Texarkana’s Wilbur Awards have been given annually since 1992, in memory of community servant and historian Wilbur Smith.

Learn more about the Wilbur Awards


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