Calhoun’s Young Woman of Distinction events set

Published 11:42 pm Monday, March 6, 2017

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By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

The Calhoun School will hold its first annual Calhoun’s Young Woman of Distinction Award events March 27-31st.

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According to Calhoun Guidance Counselor Erica D. Chatman, “The program is designed to encourage young ladies to recognize the importance of setting goals, being healthy (physically and emotionally), serving the community, staying educated and establishing moralsand ethical principles.” And she said the program will target 11th grade girls.

Chatman said the requirements include a 3.0 GPA, teacher recommendations, an interview, and a 250-300-word essay.

She said activities for the week will include speakers on all the areas listed and the participants will visit Orchard Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 28th to deliver items needed for patients.

Chatman also said, “The top winner will receive a $500 scholarship.”

She said speakers for the week include Cassandra Cash, nursing director for Orchard Nursing Home, Miss ASU Suuna Njie, Coach Erica Heard and Tammy Maul, both of Selma University, and Kimberly Washington, director of Human resources for the Lowndes County Board of Education.