|Art work is by Keirsten Hickey, a junior at Pottstown High School and nominee for an Exceptional Girl Award|
Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the YWCA Tri-County Area
YWCA Tri-County Area will honor 17 girls at its annual Tribute to Exceptional Girls at a brunch Saturday, May 19 at the Hill School in Pottstown.
The public is invited to attend; tickets are available online at ywcatricountyarea.org.
Modeled after YWCA Tri-County Area’s long-running and successful Tribute to Exceptional Women, Tribute to Exceptional Girls honors the achievements and accomplishments of girls who have an impact on their peers, in their schools, and in their communities.
Community members nominated girls in the following categories:
- Arts – honors girls in grades 4 through 12 who have a love for art and the ability to express self-truth through artistic expression.
- Health and Wellness – honors girls in grades 4 through 12 who promote, demonstrate, and encourage the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
- STEM – honors girls in grades 6 through 12 who have a passion and who take initiative in science, technology, engineering and/or math.
- The Coretta Scott King Award for Social Justice -- honors girls in grades 6 through 12 who are an agent of change by advocating, influencing and making an impact among her peers in the areas of social justice, peace, equality, and human rights.
- Rising Star Award -- for girls who exhibit leadership qualities, and who are role models or mentors to her peers.
Art work by Lily Garber, a 4th grader at Lincoln Elementary
School who is a nominee for an Exceptional Girl Award.
The Tribute to Exceptional Girls brunch will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at the Hill School, 860 Beech St., Pottstown.
Nominees for the 2018 Tribute to Exceptional Girls are:
- Sydney Benkler-Iglewicz, a fourth-grader at Westtown School
- Leah Blackwell, a fourth-grader at Lincoln Elementary School, Pottstown
- Saniyah Fox, a fourth-grader at Lincoln Elementary School, Pottstown
- Lily Garber, a fourth-grader at Lincoln Elementary School, Pottstown
- Madeleine Heidel, a fourth-grader at Rupert Elementary School in Pottstown
- Ciara Rios, a fourth-grader at Lincoln Elementary School, Pottstown
- Maya Evans, a sixth-grader at North Coventry Elementary School
- Bryn Hannah, a freshman at Coventry Christian School
- Emmerson Piacine, a freshman at Wyomissing Area High School
- Emme Wolfel, a sophomore at Pottstown High School
- Taylor Gilbert-Fisher, a junior at North Penn High School
- Emily Hart, a junior at Pottstown High School
- Keirsten Hickey, a junior at Pottstown High School
- Kasey Roberts, a junior at Boyertown High School
- Julianna Roseo, a junior at Pottstown High School
- Courtney Burns, a senior at Spring-Ford High School
- Alyssa Dlutz, a senior at Pottstown High School