And the good news keeps rolling in. At the annual Women of Distinction Luncheon benefiting the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, one of the highlights is the honoring of two current girl scouts as the Young Women of the Year.
Drum roll, please.
This year’s honorees will be Denton Guyer High senior Devin Bray and Ursuline Academy in Dallas senior Sruthi Tummala.
According to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas CEO Jennifer Bartkowski, “Devin and Sruthi are two extraordinary young women who have made significant impacts on their communities. It is remarkable to experience the level maturity, leadership and dedication these young ladies have shown through their extensive community involvement and academic success. They are exemplary Girl Scouts who have put into practice the courage, confidence and character we strive for and definitely have made the world a better place.”
Here’s the rundown on the impressive twosome:
- Devin has been a Girl Scout in Troop 317 since kindergarten. Her Girl Scout adventures include camping experiences, lots of cookie booths, numerous service projects, and even a trip to the Birthplace of Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia, during the Girl Scout Centennial in 2012. Along with growing up as a Girl Scout, Devin spent 12 years as a competitive gymnast and competed in livestock shows where she showed pigs and lambs. Devin lives in Corinth, Texas with her parents, Don and Denise, and her younger sister Dixen, who is also a sister in Girl Scouting. Devin plans to major in chemistry in college with hopes of becoming a hospital pharmacist after professional school.
- Sruthi has been a Juliette Girl Scout member since 2012. She earned her Girl Scout Gold Award which involved exciting fourth graders about math and science; and also recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding commitment to community service. Sruthi is the president and founder of the National Science Honor Society and Entrepreneurship Club at Ursuline has been published in several anthologies and online magazines for her poetry and short story works. Sruthi is a recognized equestrian and is a 2015 Team National Finalist for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. She was awarded “best lawyer” in the 2015 Mock Trial Regional Competition.
Devin and Sruthi will join Jan Rees-Jones, Anna Michele Bobadilla and Tincy Miller on stage receiving the accolades. The luncheon that is being chaired by Katherine Coker will take place at the Hilton Anatole on Wednesday, October 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CEO of Girls Who Code Reshma Saujani will be the keynote speaker.
Tickets start at $175. And for the gents, they’re welcome to join in the celebration of women of all ages.
* Photos provided by the Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas