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A ‘quiet leader’: Soroptimist honors Whitney Gielow

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Whitney Gielow

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe recently honored Whitney Gielow as the February Young Woman of the Month during a luncheon at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

The George Whittell High School senior does an excellent job of balancing her life between school, leadership, sports, community service and work. She has an uncanny ability to juggle many different things at one time, never dropping the ball on anything. Her enormous work ethic and her attention to detail has allowed her to maintain a 3.75 GPA and still serve as the executive council social commissioner.

Being a quiet leader is not something with which Gielow must struggle. It comes quite naturally to her. She allows others to do the talking and she simply leads by example. Her leadership qualities spill over onto the athletic fields and she leads and performs as an outstanding athlete. She has played varsity volleyball, basketball and softball all four years and she has truly excelled in all three sports.

Gielow’s community service is as active as her daily life. She has participated in everything from canned food drives to car washes to visiting children in the hospital at Christmas. Her positive attitude and high energy level are true assets.

With plans to attend the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall, Gielow’s long term goals are to pursue a degree in nursing.

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