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Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains celebrated five exceptional leaders at the annual Women of Distinction luncheon on Friday, August 27 at the Hurst Conference Center. These 2021 Women of Distinction award recipients have made significant contributions in key areas and serve as role models to the next generation of female leaders:

 • Woman of Distinction: Dr. Jacquelyn Minor - Department Chair of Academic Foundations, Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus.

 • Outstanding Community Partner: Fort Worth TX (Chapter), The Links, Incorporated.

 • Lifetime Achievement: Debra Shackelford – Girl Scout Volunteer.

 • Rising Star: Savannah Haynes – Girl Scout Senior, Troop 3518 (Arlington).

 • Man Enough To Be A Girl Scout: Dr. Marcelo Cavazos - Superintendent, Arlington Independent School District.

 “Women of Distinction celebrates purpose-driven leaders who are role models and empower the girls we serve," said Becky Burton, CEO for Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. "This year’s honorees join more than 35 past recipients who inspire girls to find their voices through Girl Scouts."

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Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains believes in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs that reach into 81 counties in north and west Texas and the Oklahoma panhandle, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit