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April 1, 2013

Women of Distinction nominees sought

PLATTSBURGH — Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York is seeking nominations for the 2013 Women of Distinction Awards, to be presented Sept. 26 at West Side Ballroom in Plattsburgh.

The event will recognize outstanding women from Clinton, Franklin, Essex, northern Hamilton and eastern St. Lawrence counties who are role models for girls and other women and who have made a difference in their communities.

The Women of Distinction awards will recognize women for a variety of accomplishments, from career and personal achievement to exemplary community service.

In addition, an award will be presented to an outstanding young woman (age 17 to 21) who has made a significant impact in her community.

It is not a requirement that the person being nominated for the adult awards is currently or has been a member of the Girl Scouts.

The award categories are:

Distinguished Trailblazer: This award honors a woman who has a proven track record of reaching ambitious or unconventional goals demonstrated by upward career mobility, steady growth and leadership skills. She is willing to take risks and inspires and motivates others. She has “broken glass ceilings,” overcome and excelled under extreme challenges and demonstrated perseverance.

Distinguished Leader of Tomorrow (age 17-21): This award will be presented to a young woman who is or was a Girl Scout and has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability and has contributed to her school and community. She has spearheaded a project or program to improve quality of life.

Distinguished Personal Achievement: This award honors a woman who lives her life in such a way to serve others, both through her career and volunteer activities. She is a leader and an inspiration to others in all aspects of her life. She is willing to take risks and pursue activities that she believes in. It is by her example that others are motivated to take action.

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