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First daughter to speak in Madison

Jenna Bush will headline a banquet in Madison this April for
Wisconsin Women in Government, the group announced Monday.

The daughter of President George W. Bush will be the keynote
speaker for the group?s Scholarship Recognition Banquet April 10 at the Monona
Terrace Convention Center. Tickets for the dinner will cost $65, though
attendees can also sponsor the event starting at $250.

?Through her best-selling book, Jenna Bush is raising
awareness about children in need and motivating people of all ages to make a
difference in the fight against poverty, abuse and HIV/AIDS,? Katie Walby,
president of the Board of Wisconsin Women in Government said in a
statement.??Jenna Bush is a tireless advocate for millions who suffer
around the world, and we are thrilled to have her keynote this year?s banquet.?


According to Jessica Erickson, who serves on the group?s
board of directors and in the governor?s office as press secretary, the dinner
is the primary fundraiser for the six scholarships the group will award this

The $2,500 scholarships will go to female Wisconsin
graduates and undergraduates studying public policy, administration and
government affairs.

The bipartisan dinner will honor the scholarship recipients
and more than 1,000 state and local business leaders, elected officials, public
servants and political enthusiasts, according to Erickson.

?We were founded to celebrate and support the talented women
who serve in government every year,? she said.

Bush, 27, worked as an elementary school teacher in
Washington, D.C., until 2006 when she ?became an inspirational international
child rights advocate? as a UNICEF intern in Latin America, according to the
Wisconsin Women in Government statement.

Bush is also the author of ?Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope,?
a New York Times non-fiction bestseller about a 17-year-old single mother
living with HIV.??

Past speakers at this event include Hillary Clinton and
Elizabeth Edwards.

The deadline for Wisconsin Women in Government scholarship
applications for next year is April 30, and the application can be found at

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