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LCC Women’s Conference Honors Local Women of Note

Women’s Conference honorees past and present, Terra Avilla, Suzanne Peery, Kerri Cobb, Dawn Egan and LCC President Dr. Marlon Hall -photos by D&L Photography

Terra Avilla, Kerri Cobb and Dawn Egan were honored as the Zellamae Miles Women of the Year on March 23rd as part of Lassen College’s 2019 Women’s Conference. More then 80 people attended the event held on the college’s campus, which featured Chicago educator Valarie Humphrey as Keynote Speaker. This year’s conference was dedicated to the theme of “Visionary Women: Imagine. Believe. Achieve.”

Part of the day was spent creating a vision board in a workshop that was a collaboration between Bottle and Brush Art Bar owner Roxanna Haynes and Teresa Mossinger.

The Lassen County Office of Education and the Lassen County Board of Education sponsored a county wide essay contest in commemoration of Women’s History Month. All students in the county from 5th to 12th grade were encouraged to participate. Marie Giles, Tammy Justice, Breanna Domingos, Jessica Walsh, and Jenna Leaman were all recognized at the conference for their award winning essays.

“This year we had a silent auction in efforts to raise money towards a new women’s scholarship the Zellamae Miles Women’s Scholarship, which will be for returning female students once it is up and running,” explained event coordinator Monteil Ackley. “We raised just about $700 from the auction alone.”

“We would really like to thank all of the local businesses that donated items, they really helped make this year’s event a success.”

Ackley talked about the honorees at this year’s conference, “I really thought it was great that all of the Women of the Year this year have been so involved with the local youth. The future of this community lies in our youth and it’s wonderful that we have such involved powerful women to guide them and provide such positive influence.”

“It’s so great to see these women still so young themselves and have already accomplished so many great things and given back to their community in such wonderful ways. I think Zellamae would be honored to have such fine women being acknowledged alongside her legacy, I’m truly excited to see the progression of this conference every year going forward.”

Susanville standout Terra Avilla with Dr. Hall
Dawn Egan with Dr. Hall
Dr. Hall presents the award to Kerri Cobb
Winners of the Office of Education’s county-wide essay contest for Women’s History Month
Keynote speaker Valarie Humphrey
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