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2017 ATHENA Award Nominations and ATHENA Scholar Applications Now Being Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 12th Annual ATHENA Award for Greater Olney-Sandy Spring. Presented in memory of Brooke Grove Foundation (BGF) Founder Eleanor Howe Marston, RN, the program was adopted by BGF and the Olney Chamber of Commerce to recognize and honor women for their community service and professional and personal leadership. Kelly Mazzeo of Echelon Academy was the 2017 ATHENA Award recipient.

Particular consideration is given to nominees who have demonstrated a "dedication of self and a generosity of spirit" toward the Greater Olney-Sandy Spring community. The 2017 ATHENA Award will be presented at an afternoon tea on Thursday, May 4, at Brooke Grove Retirement Village.

Nominations must be received by March 3. The nomination form, which includes award criteria, as well as information on sponsorship, advertising and tribute opportunities, are available at the links provided below. Nomination forms may be printed and mailed to the Chamber or completed online at Sponsorship and advertising opportunities

The application process is also open for senior high school students who would like to be considered for the $1,500 ATHENA Scholar scholarship sponsored by BGF and the Olney Chamber. An application is available on the Chamber Web site,, and must be received by April 14.

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