MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — In tonight’s What’s Working, dozens of local girls were honored as some of the best and brightest. They received awards at Access Magazine’s “Girls who will change the world awards.” It was held Wednesday night at St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Mobile. WKRG was a proud sponsor of the event.
Sixty high school girls were chosen from about a dozen local high schools. They were chosen for their academic achievements, as well as their work in the community. One of the young ladies, Fairhope Senior Peyton Aiken, received a perfect score on her ACT and SAT tests. All of the young ladies have some big goals.
“I want to participate in doctors without borders and help people who are less fortunate and don’t have access to health care,” said Baker High School senior, Ivy Nugyen.
“I want to go into cyber-security and work for the federal government and have a woman CEO which would be really cool and show girls you can do whatever you want,” said St. Luke’s student, Rebecca Clark.
“I am into physical health because I want to be a bariatric surgeon when I grow up,” said Dunbar Middle School student, Rain Williams.
The girls were also applauded for the way they treat their peers.
“I want to change the world by helping them build self-esteem because I used to have low confidence,” said Saraland High School Senior, Sarah Peacock.
“I try to be myself, be kind to other people and spread positivity,” St. Pauls 8th grader, Bethany Thuss said.
Each of the girls received a medal. A photo shoot from the “Girls Who Will Change the World Awards” will appear in April’s Issue of Access Magazine.