The YWCA Gettysburg, in association with the United Way of Adams County, is proud to award this year’s Callie Award for Outstanding Young Woman to Hira Khan. Shown here presenting the $1500 award to Hira are, left to right, YWCA Advocacy Director Nancy Lilley, United Way Executive Director Laura McMahon, and Callie Award Committee Chairperson Patti Lawson.
Hira is a student at Littlestown High School and is planning to enter the medical field. She is described by teachers and mentors as an academic all-star, a dedicated problem-solver, and a leader who is active in yer community.
In order to qualify for the Callie Award, a young woman must;
Be a current resident of Adams County for that five yours or a student at HACC, Gettysburg College, or Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in her field.
Demonstrate a significant level of commitment and leadership to professional or community service.
Demonstrate a commitment to serving Adams County and improving the quality of life for others.
Please read Hira’s excellent and enlightening personal essay, which will also appear in the Gettysburg Times.