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Women of Disctinction

The Women of Distinction 2017 event was held November 17th at the Holiday Inn -- Rushmore Plaza in Rapid City. The 22nd annual Women of Distinction event recognized local women, businesses, and girls for their leadership and service in the community.

Friend of Distinction Recipient
Rapid City Arts Council

Rapid City Arts Council

The Rapid City Arts Council brings art and people together to inspire creativity and innovation and to encourage diversity through dynamic partnerships that strengthen the communities they serve. 

Tomorrow's Leader Recipient
Danielle Hupp

Danielle Hupp
Student, Rapid City SD

A sister to every Girl Scout, she often helps lead meetings and assist with other troops – always finding new ways to encourage younger girls. 

Juliette Gordon Low Legacy Recipient
Justina Peters

Justina Peters
Medical Record Keeper, Rapid City Regional Hospitals

Justina has continues to spread the mission and Girl Scout values by working with the Service Unit to create amazing programs and events for all girls – always willing to step up when her help is needed. 

Distinctive Woman of Service Recipients
Brooke Upchurch

Brooke Upchurch
Technical Sergeant, Ellsworth AFB

A member of the United States Air Force for over 10 years, Technical Sergeant Brooke Upchurch is an exemplary leader in both the Air Force and in Girl Scouts. 

Ashley Gales

Ashley Gales
Senior Airman, Ellsworth AFB

Senior Airman Ashley Gales has led 5 squadron morale events for over 440 US Air Force Airman and their families.  Ashley has selflessly given her time to help with many community events, has volunteered with the Children’s Society and has counseled children suffering from traumatic experiences. 

Woman of Distinction Recipient
Cathy Bock

Cathy Bock
Lieutenant, Rapid City Police Department

Cathy Bock has been in Law Enforcement for 20 years and is an active Mother Mentor for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, a board member for Black Hill Figure Skating AND a mom of two kids – Riley, 12 and Brayden, 10. She is an inspiration to us all and we are lucky to have a woman like her in our community.