Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Select Two Young Women of Distinction to be Honored at Fall Luncheon

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX) announced they have selected two Young Women of Distinction honorees, high school seniors Alexandra Villareal of Dallas, and Grace Charlotte Cooper of Plano, Texas, for their outstanding community service and leadership skills. Both Girl Scouts will be honored at the upcoming GSNETX Women of Distinction Luncheon on Oct. 24. Each year, GSNETX honors young women who have demonstrated leadership through a community-impacting project that creates change or action with long-term possibilities.

“Alexandra and Grace Charlotte have shown courageous leadership and immense dedication while serving their community,” said chief executive officer for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Colleen Walker. “Both Girl Scouts are strong role models that will inspire many other Girl Scouts in the years to come. It is important that we recognize and empower young women to make a difference in the world.”

Alexandra Villareal

Alexandra Villareal

Alexandra continually strives to make an impact in the community by advocating for abused and neglected women. To serve her community, Alexandra worked with the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center to develop therapy information packets and toiletry bags for more than 200 of their clients. She has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and has received the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Currently, she a senior at The Hockaday School and is continuously commended on the honor roll. Alexandra is a championship member of the varsity golf team and serves as team captain. Additionally, she is an officer in varsity choir. Alexandra is a member of the Hockaday Spanish Honor Society and has incorporated her bilingual abilities in many Girl Scout volunteer projects.

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Grace Charlotte Cooper

Grace Charlotte is an advocate for literacy and education both locally and internationally, often times traveling abroad to mentor students. Grace Charlotte served her community by coordinating volunteers to record Spanish language children’s books onto CDs, which she plans to deliver to an orphanage in Honduras. She has been a Girl Scout for six years, received the Girl Scout Silver Award and is currently working on her Gold Award. Grace Charlotte is active in the Prince of Peace Catholic community where she passionately supports education in Latin America. Additionally, Grace Charlotte is a global citizen; she was born in London, acquired her early education in Hong Kong and is currently a senior working toward her International Baccalaureate diploma at Plano East Senior High.

The GSNETX Women of Distinction Luncheon, presented by AT&T, recognizes outstanding women leaders and Girl Scouts for their service to the community. Funds raised during the luncheon support Girl Scout programs for nearly 33,000 girls and 17,000 adult members in North Texas.

The luncheon is chaired by Angie, Ann, and Kimber Kadesky and will be held on Oct. 24, 2013 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. For the seventh year, Clarice Tinsley will be returning as the emcee of the luncheon with keynote speaker Talia Leman, chief executive officer and founder of RandomKid, a nonprofit organization that leverages the power of youth to solve problems in the world. GSNETX will also honor two deserving women at the luncheon. Lindalyn Adams, a civic volunteer and a founder of the Sixth Floor Museum, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Nicole Small, Eugene McDermott chief executive officer of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, will be honored with the Woman of Distinction Award.

For more information about becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets or a table at the event, please contact Brianna Morris at or 972.349.2438.


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