Odyssey 2011 Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
WHAT: Odyssey 2011 Luncheon and Awards Ceremony: A Journey of Rising Stars honoring local women and girls for accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
The Supernova Award will honor one woman from among five finalists for career accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, and/or math.
The Rising Shining Star Awards will recognize two students, one middle school and one high school student at Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy for academic excellence in STEM courses.
Acclaimed special investigations correspondent and host of CNN’s In America documentaries, Soledad O’Brien, will present the awards to the winners.
Odyssey 2011 is hosted by the Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation, founding sponsor of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy – Tennessee’s first all girls public charter school.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 10 from Noon – 1:30 pm
WHERE: Chattanooga Trade & Convention Center 1150 Carter Street
Please refer to the schedule below for a listing of photo and media interview opportunities. For more information, call Karlene Claridy at 423.503.6488.
12:00 – 12:05 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks - Maxine Bailey & Sue Anne Wells, Co-Founders of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
12:17 - 12:29 pm: Candid shots/video of Soledad O’Brien presenting Supernova Award to 2011 winner
12:29 - 12:37 pm: Candid shots/video of Soledad O’Brien presenting Rising Star/Shining Star Awards to CGLA students
1:45 - 2:15 pm: Media Interviews with Soledad O’Brien (immediately following luncheon & awards ceremony)
Location: Media interviews will be conducted in the Rebman Board Room located in the
Chattanooga Trade & Convention Center
2:30 – 3:15 pm: Candid shots/video of Soledad O’Brien touring Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
Location: 1200 Grove Street
Additional photo/media opportunities include: Students/teachers reactions to Soledad O’Brien’s visit.