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Nominations now being accepted for Outstanding Women

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The YWCA kicks off its 25th Anniversary Salute to Outstanding Women.

The organization will honor women in eight categories.

They expect to see more nominations this year because the form is available online.

Salute Academy member Marolyn Wilson said there is a host of criteria looked at when selecting the honorees, such strict criteria, that when they started the salute, they weren't sure if there were enough women locally to fill the spots year after year.

The answer was loud and clear.

" When salute first started, it was said that we wouldn't have enough women to continue it," Wilson said. "25 years later, we're still getting 40-50 applications every year for women who are doing something special in the community."

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