These awards come with a box of Girl Scout cookies.
The Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains has selected five Tarrant County residents for the 2023 Women of Distinction Awards. They will be honored May 10 at the Hurst Conference Center.
The 2023 winners are:
- Woman of distinction: Tamara Albury, director of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy
- Outstanding Community Partner: City of Fort Worth Department of Parks and Recreation
- Lifetime Accomplishment: Barbara Cutter, Girl Scout alumnus, life member, and volunteer
- Rising Star: Hannah Bautista-White, Girl Scout Senior, Troop 3900
- Man Enough to be a Girl Scout: Roy Charles Brooks, Tarrant County Commissioner
Becky Burton, CEO of Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, praised the five Tarrant County residents as leaders in their community.
“Bringing leaders from across our community together and honoring them shows that there is still so much good in this world,” he said.
Hannah, a freshman at Southwest High School Fort Worth ISD and a Rising Star winner, was grateful for the opportunities the Girl Scouts gave her.
“Girl Scouts has helped me learn a lot about myself and the person I want to be,” Hannah said.
Albury was blown away when she received her Woman of Distinction award, with two boxes of Thin Mints.
As the principal of an all girls school, her goal is to develop her students into the young women they will lead into the future. Her school has partnered with organizations, such as Links Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha fraternity, to provide a safe environment for her students to grow as women.
“I’m still in awe and just humbled because this was not something I ever thought I’d get,” Albury said.
Cutter, former president of the Girl Scouts Fort Worth Alum Association, said the program impacted her when she joined at age 8.
Now she’s happy to see that the program continues to make an impact on girls today.
“There truly is a place for every girl and for that I am grateful,” said Cutter.
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