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Scholarship luncheon celebrates empowerment

$15,000 to be awarded

— A luncheon to celebrate female empowerment and professional leadership will take place at the 11:30 a.m. Junior League Fall Scholarship Luncheon at the Yakima Country Club Monday, Oct. 9.

The Junior League of Yakima Sustainer Committee will bring together members and guests to celebrate life-long learning, professional and personal development, and community voluntarism among women in the valley.

At the luncheon, the Junior League will also announce and honor scholarship recipients and present the JLY “Sustainer of the Year” award.

Headlining the luncheon as a featured speaker is Carol Scott, the president of the Association of Junior Leagues International.

An active member of the Junior League of Pasadena, Calif., the CEO of the Children’s Museum of the Desert in Rancho Mirage Calif., and a consultant and trainer to nonprofits, Scott will shed light on her experiences and provide guidance on effective ways women can motivate and lead organizations to help them better accomplish their goals.

Lee Rhodes, founder of “glassbaby,” will also attend and present this year’s scholarship awards to each recipient.

There are six scholarships to be awarded totaling $15,000, all aimed at helping women who have experienced gaps in their education to complete their desired curriculum. This year’s recipients are as diverse as our membership and have overcome adversity in inspiring ways.

The luncheon and scholarship funding are coordinated by the Junior League of Yakima’s Sustainer Committee, women who have participated in the Junior League of Yakima for more than ten years.

For the last 33 years, they have awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to women throughout the Yakima Valley.

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