Media Advisory - Girls' Rights Week Reception to Honor Duval County Students as Girls of the Year
Ten students from Duval County Public Schools received 2011-12 Girl of the Year Awards in arts, academics, athletics and activism for Girls, Inc. These young ladies will be recognized at the
Girls' Rights Week reception on May 3. The winning students are as follows:
- Ashlyn Harwell, Chaffee Trail Elementary (arts)
- Caroline Rink, LaVilla School of the Arts (arts)
- Samira Snowden, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (arts)
- Lauryn Feacher, J. Allen Axson Montessori (academics)
- Lauren Hall, Oceanway Middle (academics)
- Bethany Lewis, Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology (academics)
- Keyanna Lee, Ramona Boulevard Elementary (athletics)
- Tiffini Campbell, Arlington Middle (athletics)
- Ashley Bostick, Baldwin Middle/Senior High (athletics)
- Arismel Cruz, San Jose Elementary (activism)
These 10 students were nominated by their teachers and principals based on their accomplishments in the arts, academics, athletics, activism, student academic standing, citizenship and leadership.
Girls Inc. of Jacksonville celebrates Girls' Rights Week, which runs April 30 - May 6, 2012, to raise awareness of girls' rights and celebrate girls' advocating for positive change in the world.
The reception's Host Committee members include Delores Barr Weaver, Deborah Gianoulis, Fran Kinne, Helen Lane, Irene Lazzara and Audrey Moran. The Honorable Betty Burney, Duval County School Board Chair, is supporting the event as Honorary Chair. Dawn Lopez from Action News will be the night's emcee.
The reception will honor local "Girls in Action" in the fifth-, eighth- and twelfth-grades, and women with outstanding achievements in the areas of arts, academics, athletics and activism.
Other honorees will include:
- Carol Alexander, Executive Director for Ritz Theatre (arts)
- Pam Chally, Dean University of North Florida College of Health (academics)
- Dottie Dorion, award-winning swimmer and triathlete (athletics)
- Donna Deegan, founder "26.2 with Donna" Breast Cancer Marathon (activism)
For more information on the Girls' Rights Week reception, visit the Girls Inc.
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The University Club, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207
Duval County Public Schools operates 190 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world.
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