It's a small world.
Kate Dunaway, Jennifer Brown and Jennifer Flowers can vouch for that.
All three girls, now juniors at the University of Georgia in Athens, are from Columbia County and have intermittently gone to elementary, middle and high school, and now college, together.
"Life just keeps bumping us back into each other, which is kind of neat," said Flowers, 21, a 2000 Greenbrier High School graduate and double major in public relations and speech communications.
The three shared yet another moment of the their lives recently when all three attended their first president's meeting as 2003 presidents of their respective sororities.
University of Georgia sorority presidents Jennifer Brown (from left), of Kappa Alpha Theta; Kate Dunaway, of Pi Beta Phi; and Jennifer Flowers, of Gamma Phi Beta, have been classmates on-and-off since elementary school.
Photo by Jeff Blake
Dunaway, 20, an advertising major, is a 2000 Lakeside High School graduate. She presides over the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She heard about Brown's Kappa Alpha Theta presidency, but Flowers was a surprise to both.
"I didn't know until we had our first president's meeting that Jennifer Flowers got president of Gamma Phi," Dunaway said. "It was a great surprise."
Brown, a 2000 Greenbrier graduate, was just as surprised.
"I knew that both of them were fairly active in their sororities, but it turned out that we all ended up at the president's meeting," Brown said. "It is a very small world."
Brown, 21, is an English major who may end up in law school, she said. Flowers presides over the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
All three agree that the presidential offices carries with it more responsibility, time restraints and more stress. It is not so much doing work, but making sure all the officers and members get their jobs done.
Flowers sees the coincidence as the result of something special about the class of 2000.
"It is the class of 2000," Flowers said. "We were conditioned to think we should be leaders, I think. The whole millennium, children of the millennium, graduates of the new generation, that sort of ideals, we were trained into. We kind of have our little special stigma attached to our group."
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