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Girls Inc. members travel to New York City

Local girls attend luncheon, take in the sights

April 12, 2012
  • Girls Inc. members and staff shown in New York City include, from left, Amy Smith, Jennifer Morris, Jenn Dorsch (staff member), Amaya Shirley, Barb Martin (staff member), Maleea Disney, Imani Jones and Kaytie Banzhoff.
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Six members and two staff members from Girls Inc. of Washington County traveled to New York City March 14 to attend the Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon.

The luncheon is a gathering of nearly 1,000 business and community leaders committed to the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

The luncheon is an opportunity for Girls Inc. to recognize individuals who, by their work and example, are creating a better future for girls.

The luncheon awards are presented by Girls Inc. scholars, who are outstanding young women who have demonstrated leadership in their communities and schools.

Since 1993, Girls Inc. has awarded $2.58 million in college scholarships to young women who are in the 11th or 12th grade and are members of a Girls Inc. affiliate.

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The girls heard inspiring stories from Girls Inc. alumni who talked about overcoming barriers to reach their goals.  

While in New York City, the girls also had the opportunity to tour the Big Apple for the first time. They saw the World Trade Center Memorial, rode the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, toured NBC Studios and walked through Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. They also rode the Sky Ride and saw the city at night from the top of the Empire State Building, ate dinner at the Hard Rock Café and experienced Time Square first-hand.

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