Six women, including a teacher, a judge, a journalist and a bookstore owner will be honored by the YWCA of Salt Lake City as winners of this year's Outstanding Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented during the tenth annual Leaderluncheon on Friday, Sept. 11.
Susan Sheehan, executive director, announced this year's award winners, saying the awards are a celebration of the gifts and sensitivities of all women. Women who rear families and drive car pools are being celebrated, as are women who administer agencies and perform surgeries.This year's winners are: Lynn Trenbeath, Sally Smith, Agnes Plenk, Leslie Lewis, Maria Farrington and Colleen Casto.
Trenbeath is a teacher and, most recently, assistant superintendent for Davis County School District. She is also a survivor of breast cancer.
Smith has also been a teacher and a mentor for young women. For 11 years she ran A Woman's Place Bookstore.
Plenk has treated emotionally disturbed children for more than 50 years. The founder of the Children's Center, she mentored many students during her career.
Lewis, a 3rd District Court judge, started a reading program called "Booked: Literacy in Jails."
Farrington, director of United Way's Community Building program, has been a leader in the "Success by 6" program.
Casto, a producer at KUED, earned her journalism degree while rearing four children alone.
The Leaderluncheon keynote speaker will be Dori Sanders, author of "Clover" and "Her Own Place." For lunch reservations, call the YWCA, at 355-2804.