2021 Young Women of Distinction Award Winners Announced
Women’s Council Scholarship Program for Next Generation of Leaders
ROCHESTER, NY (May 19, 2021) The Women’s Council, a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate, announced the recipients of its 22nd annual Young Women of Distinction Awards at a virtual celebration at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The scholarship program supports the Women’s Council’s belief that young women with promise today will become tomorrow’s leaders.
The 2021 Young Women of Distinction honorees are:
Selin Akbas - Pittsford Sutherland High School
Carys Carr - World of Inquiry School #58
Kaitlyn Sipes - Churchville-Chili Senior High School
Alicia Livermore - Naples High School
The 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, while other finalists receive a $500 scholarship.
Other finalists this year included:
Tahaara Gazali – East HS
Bhuvana Chimmiri – Brighton HS
Cecily Kolko – Pittsford Sutherland HS
Delaney Fischer – Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women
Alexia Nelms – Hilton HS
Maggie Schultz – Brockport HS
Callie Updike – Holley HS
Kathryn Fitzpatrick – Batavia HS
Semma Alfatlawi – Victor Senior HS
Modeled after the ATHENA Award, the Young Women of Distinction program is designed to discover high school seniors who have displayed outstanding leadership, academic excellence, and involvement in the nine-county Rochester and Finger Lakes region.
For more information on the Women’s Council and the Young Women of Distinction program, visit www.rocwomenscouncil.org.