Nominations available for Young Women of Achievement Awards


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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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