Congratulations Antonia Okafor

by Sherri on April 24, 2015 · 0 comments

Antonia Okafor speaking at Running Start's 9th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards.

Antonia Okafor speaking at Running Start’s 9th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards.

The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) would like to congratulate UT-Dallas’ Chapter Founder Antonia Okafor for being selected as one of Running Start’s three finalists to become the next Political Rising Star and receive a $5,000 grant.

Running Start is a nonprofit organization that, “provides young women and girls with the skills and confidence they need to become the political leaders of tomorrow.” Running Start held a nationwide contest for their alumnae. Hundreds of their alumnae participated.

Antonia along with two other finalists, Rana Abdelhamid and Paola Dela Cruz, were invited to Running Start’s 9th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Each finalist campaigned to attendees and gave rousing speeches during the event. Near the end of the event, all in attendance were asked to vote.

Antonia Okafor speaking to the crowd of Running Start's 9th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards.

Antonia Okafor speaking to the crowd of Running Start’s 9th Annual Young Women to Watch Awards.

Unfortunately, Antonia did not win; however, she presented herself well. And there is no doubt she has a bright future ahead of her. She is only 25 years old and is the 2016 Republican Precinct Chair of Denton County in Texas. In 2017, she aspires to run in her hometown of Carrollton, Texas for a city council seat, and in 2030, for the United States Senate. Rana Abdelhamid from Queens, New York won the title, Political Rising Star, and grant for $5,000.

Congratulations again Antonia for being a finalist out of hundreds of competitors! NeW wishes you the very best on your future endeavors. Continue to be bold in promoting conservative values.

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