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Soroptimist International of Cape May County Announces 2017 Award Winners

Award recipients from left to right: Annika Marks

By Press Release

At its annual awards dinner meeting at Two Mile Landing Restaurant, Soroptimist International of Cape May County announced to its membership the six very deserving candidates who had been chosen to receive awards for 2017. The recipients are as follows:
• Annika Marks: Violet Richardson Award. This award honors the first president of the Soroptimist club. It is given for exemplary community service. Annika’s motto, “I might be a tiny pebble, but I hope my actions, work and humanity cause ripples that go on forever.”
• Alannah Moulton: Live Your Dream Award. This grant is extended to a woman who is the primary financial support for her family, and enrolled or accepted in a vocational skills training program or undergraduate degree program. Alannah is a single parent and a hard-working employee at Cape Regional Medical Center. In June, she will complete her LPN coursework and is registering for an RN degree program at ACCC.
• Lois Harris: Ruby Award. The honor is bestowed to a woman for helping women. Lois has spent a life time (70 years) in the professional and volunteer staff within the Girl Scout organization. She held various roles such as summer camp director and docent at The Girl Scout Museum. At the age of 90 Lois said that her leadership skills were learned by continuously volunteering, “The more you volunteer the better you get at it.”
• Emma Lord: Medical Award. Given to a girl or woman seeking education in a Medical Arts Field. Emma has the lofty goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner in a hospital setting. She will attend ACCC in the fall. Over the summer, she will be volunteering for Atlantic Care.
• Hibba Ahmed and Hennessey Barry: Kindle Scholarship. New to the organization since 2016 this award is made possible by our benefactor Mr. Bill Kindle. This award is divided into two. One for a girl or woman involved in Environmental Science and one for Business/Tourism/Hospitality. Hibba can claim academics as her strong suit and is heavily involved in volunteerism. She will major in Business at Georgetown University in the fall. Hennessey has served as President of her senior class. She exhibited pure leadership skills as captain of her school’s cross country and track teams. She will attend Temple University in the fall.
These awards are presented each year to deserving candidates as part of the club’s mission to improve the lives of woman and girls. The monies awarded were derived from the club’s fundraising efforts. This includes their yearly Fashion Show and Luncheon. Their Toast, Treasures and Talents auction, a winter brunch at Fins Restaurant in Cape May, a Restaurant Raffle, Artist on The Rocks evening, and the generosity of Mr. Bill Kindle and UBS Financial Services Inc., Northfield. Should you have any questions regarding these awards or have an interest in becoming a benefactor, please contact our President, Rosemary Jones, at (215) 275-9499. For more information on the organization visit www.sicmc.org.

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