One of the Boys

The teacher wrote a question on the chalkboard. It said, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" A little girl sat at her desk. She thought and thought. She could be a doctor. She could be a movie star. She could be President of the United States. She knew she wanted to make a difference in the world.

Lila Diane Sawyer was born on December 22, 1945. She was born in Kentucky. Her father was a leader in the community. Today, E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park is named for him.

When Diane was eighteen, she won a contest. She was named "America's Junior Miss." She won money to go to college. She graduated from college. She earned a degree in English. Then she entered law school. While there, she became a local TV news reporter. She was a weather reporter. She enjoyed her job.

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