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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2013, 10:34 am
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Press release submitted by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois


Girl Scouts and Women's Connection accepting nominations for 2013 "Young Women of Achievement" Awards

Rock Island, IL - Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois and the Women's Connection are accepting nominations for the 2013 Young Women of Achievement Awards, which recognize young women between the ages of 17-23 in the Quad-Cities who have exhibited academic excellence, leadership and outstanding community service. Recipients will be honored at an evening event on June 13 featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson. You need not be a Girl Scout to be considered for nomination.

Deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, March 15 at 4 p.m. Nomination forms are available at www.womens-connection.org and www.GirlScoutsToday.org. Forms also may be requested by calling the Girl Scouts at 309-788-0833 or the Women's Connection at 309-631-0167. Completed nominations may be mailed or delivered to Ruth Adams, Girl Scouts, 2011 Second Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201 or scanned as a PDF and emailed to RuthA@GirlScoutsToday.org.

Young women selected as 2013 Young Women of Achievement Honorees will have the opportunity to apply for two scholarships, to be awarded the evening of the event.

Women's Connection is one of the largest women's organizations in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The mission of Women's Connection is to inspire, educate, connect and empower women.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is celebrating over 100 years of providing quality youth leadership development programs for girls ages 5-17. The organization serves 19,000 girls in 38 counties.

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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