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Awards and Essays for Women

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ROUND LAKE — For Women’s History Month, state Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) announced that she is seeking nominations for her 2017 Women of Distinction Awards to honor local women for the work they do to strengthen the Saratoga and Washington County communities. 

Woerner is also accepting submissions from students for her Women of Distinction Essay Contest. Nominations and essays are due by March 31.

Residents are invited to nominate a woman they know who is helping make a difference in fields including business, community service, education, health care, military service, and humanitarian work. 

Students in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to submit a 500-word essay about a woman who is an inspiration and has impacted society. Submissions can be made via mail, email or by visiting Woerner’s website at nyassembly.gov/Woerner.

Essay contest winners and Women of Distinction honorees will be announced at the Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. 

Questions about the essay contest or awards ceremony can be addressed by contacting Woerner’s office at 518-584-5493 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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