According to a press release, the 55 nominees have demonstrated excellence, accomplishment, and commitment in their careers, schools, and communities.
The women will be recognized on May 4 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The doors will open for a “social hour” at 5 p.m., and the awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.
Event tickets are $65 per person, and can be purchased online at ywca-lowercapefear.org or by phone at (910) 799-6820 before April 21.
Adult nominees are separated into nine categories: Arts, Business, Education, Environmental, Health and Wellness, Public Service, Volunteer, Social Justice and Rachel Freeman Unsung Hero.
High school nominees are recognized in the Young Leader category, and three winning students will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The press release states that the event raises key support for the YWCA’s programs and services that promote racial justice and gender equality for thousands of women and their families in southeastern North Carolina.
Below is the complete list of nominees.
Catherine R. Nesbit
Emma Curry Saunders
Jana Jones Halls
Janna Siegel Robertson
Kathy Bundy and Lee Ann Cook
Kelly R. Wells
Laura K. Hunter
Linda Rawley Thompson
Sylvia Orrell Stoudenmire
Terry Espy and Velva Jenkins.
Young Leader nominees include:
Lillian Bailey Wright