My Most Treasured Heirloom


I am resubmitting my essay! I hope it wins this time!!

My Most Treasured Heirloom

By: Kadie Chronister

Although just 27 years old, I’m now a successful store manager in Manhattan whose career started in trendy South Florida, and that might lead you to believe that I found my extraordinary and glamorous sense of style at a young age. But my personal sense of style and my free spirit took shape when my great grandmother rescued my middle sister and I from an adoption home after my drug-addicted parents had lost hope. My Granny, Elizabeth Chronister, at age 63, gave up relaxing through her retirement years to raise two young children because she believed we deserved a far better chance at living than where we were headed.
Similar to Sara Blakely, CEO and founder of Spanx, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in textiles and consumer science from Florida…

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