Nuha Nadeem was named the winner in the high school category, Nubian Lloyd won the middle school category, Arya Krishman took top honors in the elementary school category and Pamela Gordimer was winner in the adult contest as the top entries were named in the Montgomery County Commission for Women’s fifth annual “Girl Power Contest.”
The Girl Power Contest was open to entries throughout March in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, contestants were asked to submit written or artistic impressions that addressed the following questions: “What do you see as the three biggest accomplishments women have achieved over the last 50 years? What three accomplishments do you believe would make the biggest impact over the next 50 years?”
Commission for Women’s commissioners and representatives from Montgomery County Public Libraries judged more than 30 entries ranging from short stories to drawings based on creativity and content. Winners were selected from the categories of elementary, middle, high school and adult entries.
The winners and honorable mention recipients in each category, including a description of their entries:
- First Place: Arya Krishnan, Submission: Letter.
- Honorable Mention: Julia Liao, Submission: Letter.
- First Place: Nubian Lloyd, Submission: Letter.
- Honorable Mention: Sara Benachenhou, Submission: Poem.
- First Place: Nuha Nadeem, Submission: Poem.
- Honorable Mention: Yoksha Muruganantham, Submission: Poem.
- First Place: Pamela Gordimer, Submission: Painting.
- Honorable Mention: Natalie Jean, Submission: Song.
All contest winners will be featured on the Commission for Women’s website and social media. They also will receive a Commission for Women’s Swag Bag.
For more information about the Commission for Women, visit its website.