- Link Wanda Herndon
Evening of Enchantment 2017
The Greater Seattle Links unwavering commitment to the Building STEAM program girls and their families was recently reinforced during the chapter’s November 2017 Evening of Enchantment Gala by the touching words of Tamyra Spurgeon, a 14-year-old girl with a bubbly personality and the poise of a mature adult.
Tamyra, a participant in the Building STEAM program for three years, beginning as a 6th grade student, spoke to almost 300 attendees as if she had done this many times before.
She commanded the room. “I am a young girl, who has many goals for herself, and I struggle a lot but manage to get through my struggles,” Tamyra said. “The Links program helped me understand what I want to become in life. Many young girls don’t get the chance that I received - learning new life skills and being rewarded.”
In 2012, Tamyra’s mother, Jacqui Spurgeon, made a courageous decision to start a new life free of domestic violence when she moved to Seattle from Tuscaloosa, Al, with Tamyra and her older brother.
She said this was the best decision she has ever made, because now she is watching her children grow into the smart kids that she knew they could be.