The Women’s Council, a Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce affiliate, recently named its 20 finalists for the 18th annual Young Women of Distinction Award.
Modeled after the Athena Award, the program is designed to discover high school seniors who have displayed outstanding leadership, academic excellence and involvement in the nine-county Rochester and Finger Lakes region.
Local finalists include Alexandria Reppi, of North Rose-Wolcott High School; and Emily Welch, of Wayne Central High School.
The scholarship program supports the Women’s Council belief that young women with promise today will become tomorrow’s leaders.
The finalists will be recognized from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 1 at Ballroom 384 at City Grill, 384 East Ave., Rochester. The celebration will feature addresses by 2017 Athena Award recipient Nannette Nocon and 2017 Athena Young Professional Award recipient Melisza Campos.
For information, email nina.shelton@greaterrochesterchamber.com or visit rocwomenscouncil.org.