The Progressive Women’s Association of Harrison County will present its second in a series of Women of Distinction Awards on Friday, June 2 at noon at the Uptown Event Center.
This is an annual presentation which honors women in Harrison County who have participated in programs that have contributed to the betterment of our community. The series contains presentations which observe Black History Month, Italian Culture Month and Celebrate America.
The ceremony will begin with a luncheon prepared by the PWA volunteers. A theme of Celebrate America will be carried throughout the food, decorations and entertainment. Rosalyn Queen Alonso, president of the PWA commented, “This program has become very popular with the Harrison County community and is just a small way for the honorees to give back to the community, and for the PWA to give a public thank you and recognition to these dedicated individuals.” Those women to be recognized are:
Robin Bohn in the area of music. She is a native of Fairmont and after earning her degree in music, has been the choral director and assistant band director at Bridgeport High School. Under her direction, her choirs
have won several state and national awards. The Bridgeport High School Band has won several superior ratings which show her commitment to these students.
Georgette Griffith in the area of art. A resident of Lost Creek, she taught art in the Harrison County School system. Many of her students won competitions with their art work. She encouraged these students to achieve their goals and dreams in art. An accomplished artist herself, she has won many awards for her art work and her finished products can be seen hanging in many public places in Harrison County. A Wheeling native, she serves on many local and state boards for the promotion of the arts.
Cheryl Farley in the area of medicine. Ms. Farley is a graduate of WVU with a Bachelors in Nursing. She has worked at several local hospitals and is now serving as the director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab at UHC.
She is a certified instructor in life support systems and is active in many medical organizations. She has also been active in school sports organizations. She lives in Bridgeport with her husband and they have three daughters and four grandchildren. She continues to stay involved in areas pertaining to heart rehab and education.
Colleen Driscoll is being recognized as an author. In her own words, “Her objective is to use her artistic experiences as a storyteller and educator, incorporating her science and music backgrounds to inspire children to use their imaginations and enjoy learning.” Her most noted and popular publications are Piper the Elk series. She has remained very active in her church community services and substitute teaches in Harrison County.
Carole Crawford is being recognized for her activity as a school educator and principal. Under her leadership Bridgeport Middle School has been recognized many times and received numerous awards. She was also recognized as the WV Middle School Principal of the year for 2012. Her dedication to education is unparalleled as she has guided numerous students into successful careers. She and her husband Bill are the parents of two sons and two grandchildren.
Shirleen Isabella is being honored for her many years of volunteer work to the people of Harrison County. She assisted parishioners of All Saints Church on almost every committee over the past twenty years. She visits homebound patients and serves at Shepherds Corner. She and her husband Sam live in Bridgeport and they are the parents of five children and fourteen grandchildren. Shirleen lives her life serving her Lord, her family, her parish and her community.
Susan Thomas is a dedicated public servant. She was born and raised in Harrison County. After spending several years as an assistant for various law firms, she was elected to serve as County Clerk of Harrison County in 2004. She is a member of the United Methodist Temple and is involved in many church groups. She is married to Tommy Thomas.
Janit Satterfield is active in the field of religion. She is the director of Children’s Ministries at Clarksburg Baptist Church. She has taught the church membership how to serve the community through their talents and hard work. She resides in Clarksburg and has taken several trips to Haiti. She supports the Young Life Harrison County team.
Also being honored in the food industry area is Kaycee Crislip for her involvement in her business, “My Little Cupcake”. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Fairmont State University in 2014. Shortly after graduation she created My Little Cupcake. She spent every Sunday from May-October selling cupcakes at the local Bridgeport Farmers Market. She has since opened a brick and mortar store in downtown Clarksburg, where she bakes everything fresh, daily. She and her husband Frank enjoy providing a fun and safe environment for families at My Little Cupcake. Her goal is to bring the community and families together through the sweetness of cupcakes. In addition to baking, Kaycee enjoys taking day-trips with her husband and three kids. Kaycee can be contacted at MyLittleCupcakeWV@Gmail.com.
Stephanie Wyatt in the area of business. She operates the business, “My Mothers Daughter”, which is located on Main Street in Clarksburg. The small café she operates is the most popular among her business ventures. She is a people person and enjoys interacting with her customers. She and her husband have six children.