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Top 10 young women chosen

By AMY SCHERZER, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published May 12, 2002

Ten "Young Women of Promise" were presented at an Athena Society dinner May 2 at the Centre Club in Tampa.

The women's club selected these high school juniors from 34 nominations submitted by guidance counselors at 19 schools. Here are just some of their accomplishments:

Triathlete Teresa Zambrano, Academy of HolyNames, is a cadet commander of the Civil Air Patrol.

Ramani Singh Rasile, Wharton High School, founded a Social Issues Club and a mentoring program for challenged fourth- and fifth-graders.

Rachel Malkowski, Sickles High School, participated in a Presidential Classroom World Leadership Summit.

Anupama (Anu) Kotha, King High School, 2001 Outstanding Volunteer by the Mayor's Youth Advisory Group, logged 600 hours as a Moffitt Cancer Center volunteer.

Leslie Rogoff, Hillsborough High School, led the top-ranked delegation at the Model United Nations State Competition.

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