February 21, 2018
Mary Washington Healthcare will continue to shine a light on exceptional
women in our schools in 2018. MWHC has expanded the criteria for one of
the three awards being offered; in addition to outstanding educators,
any woman working in the schools and making contributions to her community
beyond the school setting may be nominated. If there is a special administrator,
counselor, coach, or other professional who goes above and beyond her
job, she may be nominated for MWHC Spirit of Women School Employee of
the Year Award.
Anyone can nominate someone for one or all three categories. In addition
to the School Employee of the Year, nominations will be accepted for Spirit
of Women School Nurse of the Year and Spirit of Women Youth of the Year.
Youth nominees must be between ages 14 and 18 years old.
Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 30th. Once the winners have been selected, arrangements will be made to surprise
the winners at their respective schools at a school assembly or other
school function. A nomination form can be found at
Three area women were honored last year for helping improve lives of youth
and families in the community with the 2017 Spirit Awards:
Spirit of Women Educator of the Year: Brenda Storms, Fredericksburg Christian School
Spirit of Women School Nurse of the Year: Pam Northrup, Drew Middle School
Spirit of Women Youth of the Year:
Kaleigh MacGregor, King George High School