From Harford County government:
The Harford County Commission for Women recently hosted the Harford County Women of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony at Harford Community College. The Commission recognized five local young women as a “Woman of Tomorrow” for their commitment to community service and academic excellence. The event, held in the James LaCalle Room at Harford Community College, was attended by the nominees, their family and special guests, elected officials, past Athena Award nominees, nominators, and Commission members.
The Commission posted a call for nominations this past March, and after receiving nominations, selected five nominees for recognition at the ceremony. This year’s recipients were Kaitlyn Bubb (Senior, Havre de Grace High School); Erin Chase (Senior, North Harford High School); Sarah Heaps (Senior, North Harford High School); Laurel Leigh Jones (Senior, North Harford High School); and Sarah Scott (Senior, Havre de Grace High School).
Following a short welcoming reception, Kimberly Parks- Bourn, Chairwoman of the Commission welcomed the group and introduced special guests and elected officials. Sharon Snead, Commission Member and Women of Tomorrow Committee Chair, read short biographies of each recipient and then presented them with a certificate from the Commission, as well a $100 gift card. The honorees also received a citation from the County Executive along with citations from local and state elected officials. Tamera Rush, Vice President of the Defense Sector for STG Inc., and recipient of the 2011 Athena International Award served as keynote speaker.
The Harford County Commission for Women was created in 1977 to promote the economic, social, and political equality of women.
To learn more about the Harford County Commission for Women, an entity within the Department of Community Services, visit www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/women or call 410-638-3389.