Saturday, the Soroptimist International of Grand Prairie recognized nine high school and middle school girls in the Grand Prairie ISD for their outstanding character, community service and leadership. Each month the Soroptimist Club honors the winners with a certificate and at the end of the year one girl from each high school is chosen Girl of the Year and awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

The October selections include:

Samantha Vaitaki – Grand Prairie High School
Ashley Nudge – South Grand Prairie High School
Benita Ozoude – Dubiski Career High School
Tamia Jackson – Adams Middle School
Racquel Escobar - YWLA@Arnold Middle School
Monica Olivarez – Fannin Middle School
Erin Gilstrap – Jackson Middle School
Whitney Dokes – Reagan Middle School
Brianna Hail – Truman Middle School

A special thank you to GP Reporter for the photo and covering this story.