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Eight outstanding young women to receive the women of tomorrow award

BALTIMORE ( JUNE 10, 2011) The Maryland Commission for Women (MCW) will host its fourteenth annual Women of Tomorrow  recognition ceremony on June 30, 2011 at the Maryland Yacht Club Clubhouse in Anne Arundel county.  The award, established in 1997, identifies young women in middle school and high school who have set sail into their future by demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to community service and academic excellence.

                                                           

 The honorees were selected through a process that begins with an annual statewide call for nominations.  An independent, all-volunteer selection committee reviews the applications and normally selects six young women, two per grade grouping from sixth through twelfth grades.  However, this year eight young ladies will be honored.

 “This annual event highlights young women who are making significant and remarkable contributions to their communities,” said Theodore Dallas, secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources.  “These young ladies are truly our future leaders.”

The Maryland Commission for Women, established by the Maryland Legislature in 1971, promotes the social, political, and economic equality of Maryland women.  It advises government, advances solutions, and serves as a statewide resource to expand social, political, and economic opportunities for all women.

The 2011 Women of Tomorrow Award honorees include:

 Grades 7-8:

First Place – Michelle Horne, Chesapeake Public Charter School, St. Mary’s County.

Honorable Mention – Alexandra Comegys, Saint Ursula School, Baltimore County

 Grades 9-10:

First Place – Josephine Grant, Francis Scott Key High School, Carroll County

Honorable Mention – Tyra Hooper, Bryn Mawr School for Girls, Baltimore City

 Grade 11:

First Place – Ilana Price, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Montgomery County

Honorable Mention – Megan Toms, Frederick County Career and Technology Center, Frederick County

 Grade 12:

First Place – Carson Wigley, Worcester Preparatory School, Worcester County

Honorable Mention – Meredith Good-Cohn, Garrison Forest School, Baltimore County

  This event is free and open to the public.

 Who:  Maryland Commission for Women

 What: The Women of Tomorrow Awards Ceremony

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2011, 5 p.m-8 p.m.

 Where: Maryland Yacht Club Clubhouse

              1500 Fairview Beach Road
              Pasadena, MD 21122-3219
              Phone: 410-255-4444

 Contact:  Paula Tolson – 410-767-8947, ptolson@dhr.state.md.us

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