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Four Women from Maui County Honored for Excellence

April 3, 2014, 3:26 PM HST · Updated April 3, 3:57 PM
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Mayor Alan Arakawa, Council Chair Gladys Baisa (seated) and CSW Chair Barbara Potopowitz (2nd from right) congratulate the recipients of the 2014 “Women of Excellence” Awards. Honorees L-R: Alberta DeJetley, Sheri-Ann Daniels, Agnes Groff, and Paul Janes-Brown. Photo courtesy: County of Maui / Ryan Piros.

Mayor Alan Arakawa, Council Chair Gladys Baisa (seated) and CSW Chair Barbara Potopowitz (2nd from right) congratulate the recipients of the 2014 “Women of Excellence” Awards. Honorees L-R: Alberta DeJetley, Sheri-Ann Daniels, Agnes Groff, and Paul Janes-Brown. Photo courtesy: County of Maui / Ryan Piros.

By Maui Now Staff

Maui County’s Committee on the Status of Women celebrated Women’s History month by presenting an annual awards last week in the County Council Chambers.

Recipients of awards included: Sheri-Ann Daniels who was honored with the “Woman of Excellence Award”; Alberta de Jetley received the award for “Career Achievement”; Elizabeth Rosemary Betty Baker Breen Janes-Brown was honored posthumously with the “Honorary Historical Award”; and Agnes Groff received the “Unsung Hero Award.”

Women’s history month is a national celebration that honors women leaders and their accomplishments.

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This year’s award theme was, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment,” and honored the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women, according to to a county press release.

Maui’s awardees stand side-by-side with 12 women recognized nationally this month, the list of which includes such names as: Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, an African American educator and author born into enslavement; Tammy Duckworth, a member of Congress and an Iraq War Veteran who became the first disabled woman to serve in the US Congress; and Jaida Im, an advocate for women survivors of human trafficking.

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