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May 9, 2012

Young Women of Distinction Ticket Lottery

Young Women of Distinction (YWD), the council-wide event to honor Girl Scouts who have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award and Girl Scout Scholarships, will be held Sunday, June 10, at Giovanni’s restaurant in Rockford.
The 2012 YWD speaker is Anjali Forber-Pratt. Anjali was born in Calcutta, India, where she lived in an orphanage for two and a half months before being adopted by her loving family from Massachusetts. As an infant, she contracted an illness which left her paralyzed from the waist down. What some people might view as a tragedy, Anjali would come to view as a positive life-altering event.
Introduced to the world of disabled sports at the age of 5, Anjali became an elite wheelchair racer and Paralympic ambassador. She is a World Champion in the 200mm and holds two Bronze Medals from the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. She is currently preparing for the Paralympic Games in London 2012 while pursuing her doctorate at the University of Illinois.
Her message is truly inspirational as she shares how through adversity she developed an innate drive and determination which she has used in every facet of her life.
GSNI is working with select sponsors to help as many girls attend this event as possible! Girl members interested in attending will have the opportunity to enter a lottery for free attendance at YWD. While all age levels are encouraged to enter the lottery, Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors will be given first priority. Please note that all girls attending must be accompanied by a paying adult. Girl Scout Gold Award recipients and scholarship recipients do not need to enter the lottery.
Please indicate your interest via e-mail by May 11, 2012, to with “YWD Lottery” in the subject line. Within the body of the e-mail, include the troop number (or indicate if an individually registered member) and Girl Scouts’ names including grade level and accompanying adult names.