Friday, October 19, 2012

Mira Mesa JROTC Commander Selected as a 2012 Girl of Merit

Arnelle Sambile
Mira Mesa High School senior Arnelle Sambile was recently recognized by the Girls World Expo as a 2012 Girl of Merit.

The honor is given to girls 12-18 years old who through their actions, activities, leadership and positive influence on others have proved themselves exceptional members of the community.

Sambile was nominated for her inspiration and leadership skills she exhibits as Wing Commander of Mira Mesa’s Air Force JROTC program.

An awards ceremony publicly recognizing Sambile and nine other local honorees will be held Oct. 21 at the Girls World Expo San Diego event. The Girls of Merit ceremony includes a keynote speech by Brent & Kelly King of Chelsea’s Light Foundation.

The Girls World Expo is an organization that hosts expos that center on the educational and cultural development of girls 11-18. Expos feature seminars that allow girls to meet with and hear from successful women in the local community who show them the path to success. Similar expos are held in New York, Washington D.C. and St. Louis. More information can be found at the Girls World Expo website.