One by one, Hogue summoned the other eight women who’d been president of the organization to the stage.
All the other female presidents surrounded Rogers and posed for photos as Rogers smiled.
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Rogers chose not to make an acceptance speech. But others, especially Hogue, had plenty to say about her, stories of many a court victory fought and won, each one showing other female attorneys in Georgia that they too can find success in a courtroom.
“You’re the reason, you’re the strength that enabled all of us to hold his honored office,” Hogue told Rogers. “And we thank you.”
Later, Rogers said she was honored and surprised by the praise.
“It was really cool,” she said. “It just is very rewarding to see where the organization has gone.”