Winners of Fifth Annual Girl Power Contest Announced

by Patrick Herron

CFW Commissioners and representatives from Montgomery County Public Libraries judged over 30 entries ranging from short stories to drawings based on creativity and content. Winners were selected from four categories: elementary, middle, high school, and adult. The 2022 winners and honorable mention recipients are:


  • First Place: Arya Krishnan, Submission: Letter
  • Honorable Mention: Julia Liao, Submission: Letter

Middle School

  • First Place: Nubian Lloyd, Submission: Letter
  • Honorable Mention: Sara Benachenhou, Submission: Poem

High School

  • First Place: Nuha Nadeem, Submission: Poem
  • Honorable Mention: Yoksha Muruganantham, Submission: Poem


  • First Place: Pamela Gordimer, Submission: Painting
  • Honorable Mention: Natalie Jean, Submission: Song

The contest was sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women, Montgomery County Public Libraries, and Friends of the Library. All contest winners will be featured on the Commission for Women’s website, social media and will receive a CFW Swag Bag. For more information about the Commission for Women, visit the website. You can also follow the Montgomery County Commission for Women on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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