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Girls Inc. awards young achievers

May 17, 2006

Albany-- Some hardworking girls were honored for their achievements and community involvement.

Girls Incorporated held its annual awards ceremony Wednesday night. Girls earned awards for various accomplishments including academic achievement, sports and completion of Girls Inc. courses.

The goal of the organization is to celebrate being a girl by empowering them through special programs and education. Girls Incorporated serves more than 2, 000 young women in Dougherty and Terrell Counties.

"We need to let them know that it's fun to be a girl. We need to celebrate the fact that they are girls and the achievements they make as girls because a lot of times they are overlooked in other areas," says Executive Director LaKisha Bryant.

The biggest award Wednesday night? Girls of the Year. Brittany Brooks and Amaya Robinson took home those top honors.

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