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Girl Scouts call for nominations for Women of Distinction Awards

The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York are seeking nominations for the 2010 Women of Distinction Awards to be presented on Sept. 30, 2010 at the West Side Ballroom in Plattsburgh. The event will 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. It is not a requirement that the person being nominated is currently or has been a member of the Girl Scouts.

This year's 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 21or younger) who has made a significant impact in her community.

The award categories include:

Distinguished Leader of Tomorrow (age 21 and under)

This award is presented to a young woman 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 (non-professional, 22 years or age and over)

This category honors a woman 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 accept challenges with confidence. This achievement is outside the realm of volunteer activities or career endeavors.

Distinguished Community Leader (age 22 and over)

This award is given to a woman 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.

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