Julia Click was a Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scout in Wellsburg, W.V. Her favorite leader from her time in Girl Scouts was Ms. Harris. Ms. Harris was a teacher at her school and she was single. The fact that Ms. Harris was single was eye-opening to Julia because she traveled on her own, bought her own home and was a Girl Scout leader. She is the first person Julia remembers being female and that independent. Ms. Harris inspired Julia; she was fascinating to her. She helped Julia realize that she could do anything she wanted to do…even if she was a girl!
Scouting allowed Julia to try out so many new things and develop new skills. Scouting allowed her to meet all kinds of girls and women who all excelled at different things and that was ok. Julia made friendships with girls who liked sports, or cooking or outdoor adventures and yet all were a part of the same troop and worked together on projects and traveled together. Girl Scouts showed Julia how individuality was important, and how learning to work together was key to success in life.
Julia learned the art of selling, and sold a lot of cookies and was able to help fund a trip to the World’s Fair and to Disney. Girl Scouts gave Julia the opportunity to travel, something she probably would not have been able to do otherwise. Being able to venture out of the Ohio Valley gave her an amazing a new perspective on her future – she could travel, she could pursue an education in another part of country and she could be anything she wanted to be, just like her mentor Ms. Harris. And it was OK to be different — that had value too.
Julia graduated high school from Brooke High in Wellsburg, W.V. After high school graduation Julia pursued her dream that began in Girl Scouts of going to college outside of Ohio, and started out into her own adventure by attending college at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., where she earned a BS in psychology. After her undergrad at Tulane, Julia went on to graduate school at Troy State in Norfolk, Va. Upon graduation she had a MS in Human Resources
Julia is currently serving the community as the vice president of human resources at Flagler Hospital.
• Ink Board, member starting in January 2017
• Leadership St. Johns, Class of 2017
• PEO member
This year in July, Julia will be married to the love of her life Damon for 10 years. Together they have 3 children, Elaina 16, Ashlyn 13 and Alex 7. Julia loves being a mom and feels very blessed to be their mom. Family is important and her mom and dad, Joseph and Gerry Henry, always encouraged her to be the best that that she could be and strive do whatever she wanted in life. Being the oldest of three sisters (Laura Legel and Gail Henry), she is blessed to call them her best friends. Julia’s passions run deep; she is an animal rescuer – 3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 blue fish. She also is an avid reader and loves spending time with her family traveling.