Candids from YWCA’s Women of Distinction

THEY’RE WOMEN OF DISTINCTION — The YWCA of Steubenville held its second-annual Women of Distinction awards banquet Nov. 30 at Hellenic Hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville. With Sophie Spencer, standing left, YWCA executive director, are honorees, seated, from left, Vanessa Palmer, who retired from Steubenville City Schools, working as a certified school nurse for 30 years, health and sciences; Melinda Young, superintendent of Steubenville City Schools, education; and Esther McCoy, former columnist, food editor and staff writer for the Herald-Star, legacy award; and standing, attorney Francesca Carinci, community and civic affairs; Angelita Forte,’ youth services coordinator for Steubenville City Schools, rising star award; and Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller, business and professional services. -- Janice Kiaski

Today’s community page is dedicated to photographs I took while covering the YWCA of Steubenville’s second-annual Women of Distinction banquet held Nov. 30 at Hellenic Hall.

The complete story ran in the Dec. 2 edition of the Herald-Star.

Hats of to the six honorees — all well deserving women in their respective fields — Francesca Carinci, Angelita Forte’, Esther McCoy, Michelle Miller, Vanessa Palmer and Melinda Young.

For information on the YWCA of Steubenville, located at 320 N. Fourth St., contact Sophie Spencer, executive director, at (740) 282-1261.