Each Spring the branch honors a Junior girl from the four high schools in our area – Annandale High School, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Lee High School and West Springfield High School – who has made a significant contribution to multi-cultural understanding in her school. The award is given to a Junior so she can put it on her college applications and scholarship applications and to encourage her to continue with her efforts.
Award recipients have included girls who planned cultural fairs, researched and wrote about various cultures represented in the school, tutored, held events for Downs Syndrome students and mainstream students, introduced fellow students to their home countries through collections for orphanages and school construction, started a foundation to benefit low income preschoolers, and many more.
The April general meeting each year is set aside to honor these girls and to hear their stories.
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