Sunday, August 24, 2008

Recognize an Outstanding Woman

Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Community


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 on November 14, 2008 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 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 Junior Trailblazer (age 35 and under)
This category honors a woman 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 (age 36 and over)
This category honors a woman 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 5 years and has demonstrated steady growth, exhibited leadership, and fostered development of others.

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 accepts 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.

To request a nomination form, contact Pam Stott at Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York at 518.792.0247 extension 215, or email Pam at, Nomination forms are also available for download at, or may be picked-up at the GSNENY Service Center, 323 Tom Mill Road, Plattsburgh, NY.

Pam Stott
Events Coordinator
518.792.0947 extension 215
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts ayuda a las niñas a desarrollar la confianza en sí mismas, el valor y los principios para hacer del mundo un mejor lugar.

Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, Inc., 8 Mountain View Avenue, Albany, NY 12205, (518)489-8110 fax (518)489-8065,

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