Groups honor 11 young women

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Camas -- Soroptimist International of Camas/Washougal and Soroptimist International of Americas honored 11 outstanding young women -- for volunteerism, overcoming tough odds and pursuing their dreams -- at an annual awards presentation, held April 16 at Zion Lutheran Church. The Camas/Washougal group recognized Henna Ahsan, Brianna Scott, Chantear Song and Mariesa Smith with Technical-Educational awards; Diana Romanczuk and Lindsay Wourms with Endowment Fund awards (for education in medical and related fields); and Tess Nakaishi with a Fern Carlson award (for study in the field of education). The Americas group recognized Teresa Starr with a Women's Opportunity award, and Emily Hull, Allison Erskine and McKenna Smith with Violet Richardson awards. Soroptimist groups work to make the world a better place for women and girls. Visit http://www.cwsoroptimist.org/ to learn more.