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Teen Girls Become Empowered
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Monday, March 14, 2016
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     With the motto “Can’t Stop Me: Empowered and Educated” printed on their t-shirts, seven students from Melbourne High School recently spent the day at an event designed to encourage teenage girls to start thinking about their futures. Baxter Regional Medical Center’s Schliemann Center for Women’s Education and ASU Mountain Home hosted the annual “Teen Girls Go to College” career program where the focus is to deliver the message that nothing can get in the way of a woman’s education and ultimate success. With career women on hand to answer questions and share information about their chosen profession, the MHS teens had the opportunity to sit down with a veterinarian, state trooper, physician, interior designer, photographer, pharmacist, computer programmer, and many others whose goals were to motivate the girls to seek higher education. Those attending from Melbourne were Crystal Nicholson, Haley Brokaw, Cassie Hood, Kodi Garrett, Kimberly Cantrell, Jody Hacker, and Amy Johnson. Kimberly Cantrell, a senior, was awarded a $500 renewable scholarship based on her essay about the contributions she is making in her life.

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