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SAN ÁNGELO – When Lynell McKay, Chief Executive for the Girl Scouts of Central Texas recognized two Girl Scout cadets: Hailey Hawkins & Oakley Arledge for the Silver Award, she described them as “Go getters, innovators, risk takers and leaders who are organized, determined and dedicated to serving their community.”

McKay’s brief remarks on the two future girl scout leaders appropriately fit and applied to Thursday evening’s five Women of Distinction and Work Place of Distinction who were honored by GSCTX.

Dr. Flor Madero, from Angelo State University, served as the emcee for the evening.

Dr. Flor Madero, a former WOD herself, and emcee for the evening, announced the first recipient, Tilly Chandler. The second 2018 recipient was Lori Barton, principal at Fort Concho Elementary. The third WOD was Julie Raymond followed by fourth recipient, Carole Cavallero Brown; and the fifth WOD announced was Kay Stewart. Accepting the Distinguished Workplace for Women award was Dr. Linda Ross, Regional Director for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health.

Left-to-right: Dr. Linda Ross, another member of LWBIWH, Berkeley Puckitt and Mia Wagner. Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health was was the recipient of the Distinguished Workplace for Women award.

The 12th annual Women of Distinction banquet was held at the McNease Convention Center.

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