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Angie Acevedo

I have chosen to empower both myself and those around me, through social activism and kindness. The systematic oppression I have experienced...

Kat Mastrangelo

I have been the Executive Director of Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Bend, Oregon since 2008, after spending 2 years as a volunteer. I have...

Heidi Slaybaug

When I reflect on the changes in my career over the past year, I am humbled by the trust placed in me and honored to have had an impact on the...

Shilo Grayson

My Freshman year, Speech and Debate gave me a platform to use my voice. The activity encourages a level of critical thinking and discussion that is...

Megan Bolt

I have always and am always looking for ways to get involved in my community and in a variety of different enriching experiences! I've been...

Marli von Heideken

My Grandpa would always tell me stories about his days volunteering at the hospital and the patients he would meet. He would say “I always try to...

Kiley Hein

This year I have dedicated myself to creating and hosting the first annual Career and Technical Education Career and College Expo. The purpose of...

Keera Puett

At school, I have been the soprano section leader for Summit High Chorale for 2 years and I use my leadership position to bring unity between...

Ella Bakker

The most significant difference I make in my life is in my internship with the Reach Another Foundation and tutoring throughout high school. Within...

AriAnne Griffy

I believe that I have made a positive difference in my community by being a Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) ambassador. As a five-year RPA...

2020 Nominees // Young Hero Award

The 2020 Women of the Year is presented by the Bend Chamber in partnership with The Source Weekly and sponsored, for the 6th year in a row,...

Tess Ball

After years as an award-winning designer and digital strategist in NYC, I opened a small, successful fitness studio in Seattle. As I now put down...

ShanRae Hawkins

I founded StingRay Communications, a marketing and public relations firm because I have a passion for helping clients reach their goals through...

Melinda Martinez

The past 12 months have been full of growth, inspiration, and community! I have been working very hard to make art and music available for children...

Lindsey Hopper

Summary of the Last 12 Months: The last twelve months have been incredibly rewarding and challenging for me. I’ve been fortunate to have the...

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