Mrs. Germany aims to inspire

Bonnie Rohrberg
Contributing writer

***image1***Kaiserslautern American Middle School students recently spent time with Wendy Sledd, the reigning Mrs. Germany Galaxy. Mrs. Sledd spoke to KAMS students about her personal theme A.D.A.P.T– Adjust, Determination, Accountability, Perseverence and to Trust yourself.  She said she used the acronym in her career as an award-winning journalist
interviewing former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright and Joint Chief of Staff General John Shalikashvili.
She has appeared on Good Morning, America and The Today Show. Mrs
Germany served on U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s
“Operation Tribute to Freedom” panel, speaking across the nation about
paying tribute to soldiers and their sacrifices.  Mrs. Sledd spoke
to the students about taking advantage of opportunities and how to make
the most of their education. Mrs. Sledd is married to U.S. Army
officer, Lt. Col. Keith Sledd, who commands the 299th Forward Support
Battalion in Schweinfurt, Germany. Mrs. Germany also spoke about how
she has been involved with the March of Dimes for more than 30 years.
And, she spoke about overcoming obstacles, discussing how she is a
survivor of cancer and child abuse.

“It’s great to have Mrs. Sledd speak about her experiences and how she
has overcome many obstacles and now educates others. Sharing has helped
so many others to see they too can reach out and overcome whatever
obstacles may be placed in their path,” said student Zach Rohrberg.