Francis Scott Key Student Receives Women of Tomorrow Award
Release Date: 7/12/2011 11:49:22 AM
Josephine Grant, a rising junior at Francis Scott Key High School, was one of eight young women selected statewide to receive the 2011 Women of Tomorrow Award presented by the Maryland Commission for Women.
The Maryland Commission for Women is a diverse group of women appointed by the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House, who are devoted to improving the status of women. Each year, the Commission presents the Women of Tomorrow Award to honor and acknowledge young women in Maryland middle schools and high schools who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to community service and academic excellence.
Grant, an honor roll student in accelerated, honors, and Advanced Placement classes, serves as the President of Francis Scott Key’s Key Club and has attended the Key Club District Convention two years in a row. In her middle school years, Grant was an active member of Students Helping Others While Understanding Themselves (S.H.O.U.T.), and Culture Club. In 2010, Grant was a winner of the Young Philanthropists of the Year award presented by The Community Foundation of Carroll County. Additionally, during the past school year, Grant was a participant in the HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar. She also was the recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Service Award and was announced as a Distinguished Finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Grant devotes her free time to giving back to the community through her foundation, Josie’s Smiles for Pediatrics, which she began in 2008 in the hopes of improving the morale of pediatric patients at Carroll Hospital Center. She has volunteered at Lorien Nursing Center and has also helped at a local daycare. Grant has walked for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in honor of her aunt, has walked for Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Diabetes, and has participated for three years at the Maryland Brain Injury Association’s Eat-A-Peach. Since the summer of 2006, Grant has accumulated over 845 community service hours through these and other activities.
Following high school, Grant plans to attend college and major in nursing and become a Neonatal Nurse.