2021 Young Women of Distinction Award Finalists Announced
Women’s Council Scholarship Program for Next Generation of Leaders
ROCHESTER, NY (April 6, 2021) The Women’s Council, a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate, has announced the 13 finalists for its annual Young Women of Distinction Award. The scholarship program supports the Women’s Council’s belief that young women with promise today will become tomorrow’s leaders.
Modeled after the ATHENA Award, the program is designed to discover high school seniors who have displayed outstanding leadership, academic excellence, and involvement in the nine-county Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region.
Four top recipients, one each from the Rochester City School District, Monroe County east, Monroe County west, and the eight regional counties surrounding Monroe, receive a $2,500 scholarship.
The 2021 Young Women of Distinction Award finalists are:
Carys Carr – World of Inquiry School #58
Tahaara Gazali – East HS
Bhuvana Chimmiri – Brighton HS
Cecily Kolko – Pittsford Sutherland HS
Selin Akbas – Pittsford Sutherland HS
Delaney Fischer – Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women
Alexia Nelms – Hilton HS
Kaitlyn Sipes – Churchville-Chili Senior HS
Maggie Schultz – Brockport HS
Alicia Livermore – Naples HS
Callie Updike – Holley HS
Kathryn Fitzpatrick – Batavia HS
Semma Alfatlawi – Victor Senior HS
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council affiliate will recognize the finalists during a virtual celebration on May 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.