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2018 WOD group

The Girl Scouts premier fundraising event, Women of Distinction, was  held Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at the Westin Hotel, 407 South Congress in downtown Jackson. The event included a reception featuring a Silent Auction and live music by Kerry Thomas, along with a dinner and induction ceremony. The mistresses of ceremony were Pamela Confer, VP Nissan North America, and Megan West, Anchor WAPT- ABC 16.

Our Laureates are women whose personal and professional accomplishments make them positive role models to inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams. They exemplify the Girl Scout Promise and Law through their commitment to making a difference in our community. The 2018 Women of Distinction are:

Dean Patricia Bennett, Mississippi College School of Law

Dr. Juanita Sims Doty, Juanita Sims Doty Foundation; National Institutes of Health

Dr. Ruth Kellum Fredericks, Neuro-Oncologist, St. Dominic's

Monica Sethi Harrigill, Managing Member, The Sunray Companies

Lauren King McGraw, Owner, Gotta Go Service Rental Companies

Regions Bank is the Presenting sponsor and Trustmark Bank is the Gold Sponsor. Other sponsors includes Atmos, Bancorp South, Entergy, Eventful, Froogle's, Gotta Go Site Service Rentals, Greg Campbell Photography, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Juanita Sims Doty Foundation, Kendra Scott, Mississippi College, Sanderson Farms, Southern Farm Bureau Insurance Co., St. Dominic Health Services, Sunray Companies, TMCC Investments, Tracy Wofford Consulting, Van Devender Family Foundation, Westin Jackson, and Yates Construction.

Our Council proudly serves nearly 10,000 girls in 45 counties. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Our Scouts participate in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities, an anti-bullying program, “Be a Friend First”, and in leadership development.