Thursday , 26 April 2018
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Stuart J’s Lens: Did You Know that the Texas Youth Governor is McKinney’s Own Riley Milliken?

By Stuart J. Pearlman, TSB Staff

It is no secret that we have a lot to be proud of in McKinney. Our town and people seem to be in the news regularly for outstanding achievements. We are among the best cities to live in the country. We have had an American Idol top 5 contestant. We have had multiple teachers recognized as Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. The list goes on.

One of our latest notables is Dowell Middle School seventh grader Riley Milliken. For a second year he has participated in the YMCA Youth and Government program. Last month Riley emerged as the 2013-2014 Governor at the Junior Youth and Government State Conference in Austin.

Despite his new gubernatorial title, Riley is a typical 13-year old involved in baseball, church groups and drama. I suppose you could say he is an “All-American Boy.”

Stuart J’s Lens provides the opportunity to get to know some of the more interesting people and personalities in and around McKinney. If you think you have a story to tell, or know someone that does, send me an email at and tell me all about it.

About the Author

Stuart J. Pearlman is a Marketing and Communications Consultant living in McKinney. His video column, Stuart J’s Lens can be seen weekly on Follow Stuart on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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