Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

Local Boys and Girls Club Student to Join U.S. Rep. McSally at State of the Union

January 11, 2016
Press Release

Guadalupe Romero is a senior at Rincon High School and a member of the Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today announced that her guest at the State of the Union will be Tucson high school senior Guadalupe “Lupita” Romero. Lupita has been an active member of the Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse for seven years. On Tuesday night, she will join Rep. McSally as well as other Members of Congress, cabinet officials, Supreme Court Justices, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the audience for President Obama’s last State of the Union address.

“I’m very excited to have Lupita, someone who’s a tremendous role model and leader, as my guest on Tuesday night,” said Rep. McSally. “Lupita’s active in her club and community, leading outreach efforts, after school programs, and service projects. She’s shown a passion for making a difference in the lives of her friends and family and the people in her community. No doubt, she has a very bright future ahead of her, and I look forward to sharing this historic experience with her.”

“I’d like to thank Congresswoman McSally for the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Lupita Romero. “This trip is especially exciting for me because I aspire to one day become a lawyer and eventually hold a position as a Supreme Court Justice. I’m very grateful to be chosen to represent the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson, my club, my community and Hispanic women that aspire to be successful.”

Last year, Rep. McSally invited local student, Gilbert Valenzuela, a senior at Alta Vista High School and member of the Roy Drachman Clubhouse, to the State of the Union speech.

Lupita is 17-years old and a senior at Rincon High School. She has been a member of the Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse for seven years. She is currently the Keystone Secretary and successfully completed the Help A Kid Program, providing her leadership and real-world work experience. She also enjoys participating in other Boys & Girls Club programs and giving back to her community. These programs include: Money Matters, Career Launch, Smart Girls, Youth of the Year, and community service projects. Education is a priority to Lupita. After graduation, she hopes to attend college and one day become a lawyer.