Woman of Distinction

Two days ago, Patrice Horstman, community leader, dog rescuer, political activist, co-founder of this law firm, and Girl Scout was honored as Arizona Cactus-Pine Girl Scouts’s Woman of Distinction for 2018. Those in attendance were treated to kind and reverential words about Ms. Horstman from women of influence: community leader Kerry Blume, GSACPC Board Chair Teri Kelley, and Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans.

Following this, Patrice Horstman stood for recognition, and to deliver the keynote speech. The assembled admirers of Ms. Horstman applauded and cheered as she conveyed her appreciation for the Girl Scouts of America, her parents, and inspiring women in her life that gave her the drive to become who she is today. She told how she learned that women could play competitive sports, become astronauts and practice law because that’s what Girl Scouts do, and by the end of her speech, she had rallied her audience to shout along with her, that changing the world for the better is what we all should do because “that’s what Girl Scouts do.” She left the podium to a standing ovation, clearly having made her mark on everybody there, not just today, but over the past 45 years.

For more please check out our gallery of the event. We’re so proud of you, Patrice. Thanks for everything you do!

Ian Parlaman