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2015 PINK Award

June 15, 2015

The fourth annual PINK Award was given to Anne Forrest Butler ’18. Anne, who is from Charlotte, NC, will use the award money to pursue an internship with the Information and Technology Department at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, an area of study which she hopes to pursue after graduating from Madeira. In her application, Ann described her belief in working hard to achieve your goals. In seventh grade she read, “Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations” by Brett and Chuck Harris, which inspired her to set high goals for herself. She has now set her sight on mathematics and engineering.

The internship at Central Piedmont Community College will give her a hands on learning experience, and increase her knowledge in the operation and design of computer based systems.

The PINK Award, which stands for “Passion, INitiative, and Knowledge,” was established by Katherine Kies ’07 to help hardworking Madeira girls pursue a goal. Upon graduating from Madeira in 2007, Kies decided to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. She went to the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. When she won the Drown Prize Award, the top honor at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, she decided to give part of that award back to Madeira in appreciation for the Co-Curriculum experience that led her to her major and subsequently this award.

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