Nominations being taken for Women of Distinction awards

PLATTSBURGH The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York are seeking nominations for the 2008 Women of Distinction Awards for the North Country. The awards will be presented Nov. 14, at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid and recognize outstanding women from Clinton, Franklin, Essex, northern Hamilton and eastern St. Lawrence counties who are role models for girls and other women, and have made a difference in their communities. This years awards will recognize women for a variety of accomplishments from career and personal achievements to outstanding community service and dedication to family and the people around them. In addition, an award will be presented to an outstanding young woman (aged 21 or younger) who has made a significant impact in her community. The award categories include: Distinguished Junior Trailblazer This category honors a woman age 35 or younger who has a proven record of accomplishment of reaching ambitious or unconventional goals demonstrated by upward career mobility, steady growth, and leadership skills. She is willing to take risks, inspires, and motivates others. Distinguished Trailblazer This category honors a woman age 36 or older who has imagined the possibilities in her chosen field, broken glass ceilings, overcame and excelled under extreme challenges and demonstrated perseverance. She has been in her chosen field for more than five years and has demonstrated steady growth, exhibited leadership, and fostered development of others. Distinguished Leader of Tomorrow This award is presented to a woman age 21 or younger who has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability and has contributed to her school and community outside of Girl Scouting. She has spearheaded a project or program to improve quality of life. Distinguished Personal Achievement This category honors a non-professional woman age 22 or older who is a risk-taker in the non-traditional way. She has achieved an unconventional or ambitious goal. She is persistent in her efforts, remains focused, and accepts challenges with confidence. This achievement is outside the realm of volunteer activities or career endeavors. Distinguished Community Leader This award is given to a woman age 22 or older who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to her community. She is a role model, community leader, mentor, or has broken new ground. She is an agent for change in a particular area who has made a measurable difference to those around her. To request a nomination form, contact Pam Stott at Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York at 792-0247, ext. 215, or e-mail Stott at, pstott@gsneny.org. Nomination forms are also available for download at www.gsneny.org, or may be picked-up at the GSNENY Service Center, 323 Tom Miller Road.

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