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Luncheon to honour inspirational young women

Two UWindsor graduates are among three recipients of the $5,000 Athena scholarship sponsored by the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce in recognition of their community involvement, potential for leadership, academic excellence, and inspiration to women to reach their full potential.

Jessica Glazewski (BA 2018), an outreach officer for the Bystander Initiative, and Katherine Hirsch (MHK 2019), now pursuing doctoral studies in kinesiology, join St. Clair College grad Kiara Clement as the honorees at the annual Athena luncheon, Nov. 1 at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts.

 “This scholarship program reflects the Athena philosophy, which is rooted in the idea that by elevating people with potential and solid values, we help them to be exceptional role models,” says Loretta Stoyka, president of the ATHENA Scholarship Fund (Windsor). “Inspired by their example, others in the community can achieve excellence too.”

Glazewski’s community involvement includes past roles as a peer mentor for the Bystander Initiative, a Walk Safe volunteer, and a member of the outreach and advocacy team for the Downtown Mission.

Hirsh’s accomplishments as a leader include founding the University of Windsor Kinesiology Graduate Student Association and co-founding the Healthy Body Image Program for local female youth athletes.

Senator Gwen Boniface will deliver a presentation entitled “A Look at Leadership through the Rear View Window” at the Nov. 1 luncheon. Tickets are $45 with a student rate of $30, available from windsoressexchamber.org.