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Girl Scouts Announce Three Outstanding “Women Of Distinction” for 2019



Martinsburg, WV-- Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital this week has named three women from the Eastern Panhandle as the 2019 “Women of Distinction”. They will be recognized at the 15th annual Women of Distinction luncheon this fall on Wednesday, October 9, at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg.

Nominated by community members, Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix, Christina Johnson, and Audrey Morris were selected by their peers for outstanding volunteerism in the community, contributions to their professions, and being exemplary role models for girls. They each clearly epitomize this year’s theme for the Girl Scouts’ Gold Award: “Girls the World Needs”.

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Audrey Morris has roots dating back five generations in Morgan County!  For the past 20 years she has been the driving force in the phenomenal success of Starting Points, a program that provides vital services for families in need.  Expanding from its original focus of teen pregnancy prevention and the education of young parents, the program has grown to include 150+ volunteers who have served over 200,000 meals through the Meal Time Community Kitchen.

Christina “Chris” Johnson, a lifelong resident of the Eastern Panhandle, has served since 2008 as the Director of Resource Development for Panhandle Home Health, Inc., where, through its two major annual fundraising events, she has raised more than $300,000 for the organization since their inception.  Chris loves her community and is an active force in its leadership.

Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix is Shepherd University’s 16th president and its first graduate ever to lead the school; her undergraduate degree was in pre-med/biology. She holds a Ph.D. from George Washington University in anatomy and was a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in anatomy/cell biology.

About Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital

Girl Scouts provides girls in grades K-12 with opportunities to learn new skills, explore STEM, discover the outdoors, become entrepreneurs, while making new friends and having fun! Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital serves the Greater Washington Region, with 87,312 members—60,193 girls and 27,119 adult volunteers and lifetime members. We believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™ to change the world. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit