It’s time to recognize the future leaders in our community. As you fill out the nomination form below, please remember that this is the primary resource that the selection committee will use to evaluate the nominee. We encourage you to provide as much detail as possible to help the committee make informed decisions. In case the nominee is chosen as one of the top six, the nomination committee will contact them in mid-February 2024. The selected honorees must attend the event in person.

The top six honorees for the VKS Most Influential Young Woman Award will be announced in mid-February.

Virginia K. Shehee Most
Influential Young Woman Award

The Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Young Woman Award will recognize a female who is a high school junior or senior whose leadership, influence, poise, and determination are demonstrated through meaningful acts of philanthropy and betterment of her fellow students and community.
Nominees must: 
  • Be a high school junior or senior in Caddo, Bossier, or De Soto Parish
  • Demonstrate influence and leadership in their school and/or community
  • Have a positive reputation based on their experience, leadership, and integrity
  • Exhibit significant education and/or community accomplishments
  • Must have shown a commitment to philanthropy by helping children, the elderly, those in need, the arts, business development, education, and/or other acts of caring through unpaid positions. (i.e. they give their time and service freely without receiving payment)

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