St. Jean Baptiste High School Senior to be Recognized by GlamourGals Service Organization

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St. Jean Baptiste High School Senior to be Recognized by GlamourGals Service Organization

National Group to Honor Meilyn Cruz at 10th Annual Glammy Scholarship Award Ceremony

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 2014) –GlamourGals is a national nonprofit that organizes opportunities for teen volunteers to provide complimentary beauty makeovers and companionship to women living in senior homes.  This year, the organization will recognize Meilyn Cruz for both her volunteer efforts as well as her academic achievements at the 10th annual Glammy Scholarship Awards in New York City on Saturday, June 7th.

A senior at St. Jean Baptiste High School, Cruz has been volunteering with GlamourGals for the past two years and is the President of the school’s chapter of GlamourGals as well as the Co-President of the National Honor Society.  As a result of her continued commitment to serving seniors in her community she has provided more than 40 volunteer hours building relationships with seniors at the Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home and will be awarded a full Service Scholarship to attend St. Peter’s University in Jersey City.

“I am honored to be recognized by GlamourGals at the Annual Glammy Scholarship Awards this year,” said Cruz. “While doing something I love, I have been able to not only meet and learn from so many amazing women at the Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home, but also receive a scholarship to college.”

“GlamourGals is excited to honor Meilyn for her commitment to giving back to her community and for her Service Scholarship award from St. Peter’s University,” said Megan Wills, Marketing Director, GlamourGals.  “We are proud of her commitment and wish her the best in her college career and beyond.”

The 10th Annual Glammy Scholarship Awards will take place on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 from 11 am – 3 pm at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.glamourgals.org/gsa

For more information about St. Jean Baptiste High School, visit www.st.jean.org or call (212) 288-1645.

St. Jean Baptiste High School

A Catholic community located in the heart of Manhattan, St. Jean Baptiste High School provides a college preparatory education to young women. Founded as a parish school in the Archdiocese of New York in 1929, it is directed by the Fathers of the Blessed Sacrament and administered by the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame. The school is registered with the New York State Department of Education and accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. More information about St. Jean Baptiste can be found by visiting www.stjean.org/ or calling (212) 288-1645. 

About GlamourGals

GlamourGals is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit which inspires and organizes teens to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes since 2000. GlamourGals has 70 chapters across the country that engage over 1,300 teen volunteers to serve more than 2,000 senior women in 16 states. Oprah Winfrey, “The New York Times,” and the Saturday “Early Show” on CBS have all commended the GlamourGals program. For more information, please visit www.GlamourGals.org.

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St. Jean Baptiste:

Laura Plunkett

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laura@thompson-bender.com