Written by Susan Peirce
Four young women graduating from our local high schools were recognized
for their influence, role modeling, and positive leadership with the RoseMary Reid Positive Influence Award at their respective commencement exercises.
Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes joins with the local schools in their annual recognition activities by presenting the award to one female graduating student from each of the four secondary schools in Kawartha Lakes who models values, beliefs, and attitudes that inspire others.
The modest cash award and certificate are presented to a young woman for being an exemplary role model to her peers, focusing on positive character traits.
Congratulations to the 2018 recipients:
Marissa Taylor, Fenelon Falls Secondary School
Emma Ramsay, I.E. Weldon Secondary School;
Jordyn Roffe, Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute;
Holly Pennings, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School.
The award is named after RoseMary Reid, a member of Soroptimist International York Region, formerly from the Peterborough club. RoseMary served as 2016-2017 President of Soroptimist International of the Americas, overseeing clubs in 21 countries and territories.
Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes is a volunteer service organization for women, dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and around the world. Founded in 2011, the club is part of Soroptimist International where more than 75,000 Soroptimists in 122 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based projects that educate, empower, and enable opportunities for women and girls.