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For Immediate Release: Friday, May 20, 2022

The winners of the Montgomery County Commission for Women’s (CFW) fifth annual Girl Power Contest have been selected. The Girl Power Contest ran from March 1 through 30 in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, contestants addressed the following questions, “What do you see as the three biggest accomplishments women have achieved over the last 50 years? What three accomplishments do you believe would make the biggest impact over the next 50 years?”

CFW Commissioners and representatives from Montgomery County Public Libraries judged over 30 entries ranging from short stories to drawings based on creativity and content. Winners were selected from four categories: elementary, middle, high school, and adult. The 2022 winners and honorable mention recipients are:


  • First Place: Arya Krishnan, Submission: Letter
  • Honorable Mention: Julia Liao, Submission: Letter

Middle School

  • First Place: Nubian Lloyd, Submission: Letter
  • Honorable Mention: Sara Benachenhou, Submission: Poem

High School

  • First Place: Nuha Nadeem, Submission: Poem
  • Honorable Mention: Yoksha Muruganantham, Submission: Poem


  • First Place: Pamela Gordimer, Submission: Painting
  • Honorable Mention: Natalie Jean, Submission: Song

The contest was sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women, Montgomery County Public Libraries, and Friends of the Library. All contest winners will be featured on the Commission for Women’s website, social media and will receive a CFW Swag Bag. For more information about the Commission for Women, visit the website. You can also follow the Montgomery County Commission for Women on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Release ID: 22-305
Media Contact: Oyin Thompson 240-408-0033
Categories: Award, Education