Laura Bush Will Be Keynote Speaker At Fourth Annual Seventeen/Cover Girl Volunteerism Awards Ceremony

Brandy, Jessica Simpson, and WNBA's Nikki McCray Will Also

Honor Six Young Women Making A Difference -



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Seventeen Magazine and Cover Girl Cosmetics

    WASHINGTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Laura Bush will deliver the
 keynote address at the star-studded Fourth Annual Seventeen/Cover Girl
 Volunteerism Awards ceremony honoring six extraordinary young women.  Cover
 Girl model and Atlantic recording artist Brandy, Columbia recording artist
 Jessica Simpson and WNBA All-Star Nikki McCray will also be featured at the
 awards ceremony at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington
 D.C. on Wednesday, April 4.
     The awards program was created by Seventeen Magazine and Cover Girl
 Cosmetics to reward community service and encourage teens as the future
 leaders of our country.  These six young women have reached for the stars,
 made extraordinary achievements and continue to give back to their communities
 and the world at large.
     Seventeen Magazine and Cover Girl Cosmetics will award a total package of
 more than $90,000 in cash scholarships, donations to winners' charities and
 prizes to six scholarship recipients ranging in age from 14 to 22. In
 addition, the package includes prizes for 100 sweepstakes winners.  The six
 winners also receive a two-day trip to Washington, D.C. for the ceremony and
 will be profiled in a summer issue of Seventeen.
     Thousands of young women nationwide nominated themselves or a friend by
 submitting an essay describing their public service achievements. Seventeen
 editors selected the winners based on their level of commitment to
 volunteerism and public service; their level of leadership and responsibility;
 the uniqueness and success of their effort; and the impact made on their area
 of contribution.
     "The contributions these young women have made are tremendous.  Not only
 have they generously donated their own time and resources, but they have
 motivated others to do the same," said Anne Martin, Manager, Global Cosmetics
 Marketing for Procter & Gamble Cosmetics.  "Cover Girl applauds these young
 women for their valiant efforts."
     "I'm so inspired by students who reach out to help others," said Patrice
 Adcroft, editor-in-chief, Seventeen, a PRIMEDIA magazine.  "These young women
 have all demonstrated impressive dedication, creativity and spirit."
 
     ALL-STAR ASSEMBLY:  PROFILE OF WINNERS
 
     AGE CATEGORY 12 - 14
 
     -- The halls are alive with the sound of music!  Jessica Ou, 15, from San
        Marino, CA, formed Musical Connections, a group of young musicians that
        perform in nursing homes.  The group has held 50 concerts at nursing
        homes and brightened the lives of more than 1,000 of their residents.
 
     -- Alisia Orosco, 14, from San Antonio, TX embraces others by donating
        stuffed animals.  Her organization, Project Hugs, has distributed more
        than 2,300 stuffed animals to bring cheer to residents in shelters,
        hospitals and nursing homes.
 
     AGE CATEGORY 15 - 17
 
     -- Jennifer Sasso, 16, from Tampa, FL, helps children in need express
        themselves through artistic projects.  Her organization, Creative Kids,
        has led 34 art workshops at a local shelter and created more than
        3,350 art bags containing quick, easy art projects for children in
        hospitals and orphanages.
 
     -- Laura Goldstein, 16, from Andover, MA, knows what it's like to feel
        scared and alone when a loved one has cancer.  She created C.C. Kids
        Kits to share her experience with children whose parents have cancer.
        The kits contain a personal message, books and resources as well as
        stuffed animals and stickers.
 
     AGE CATEGORY 18 - 21
 
     -- Lindsay Hyde, 18, from Miami, FL, is proof that young women can do
        anything they set their minds to!  The Harvard University student
        founded Strong Women, Strong Girls to help bolster self-esteem in
        elementary school girls.  Her confidence-boosting curriculum caught the
        eye of a Mississippi official and will be implemented in elementary
        schools statewide.
 
     -- Alysia Clark, 20, from Iowa Falls, IA, plans to do more than relax on
        her summer vacation.  This college student organizes and participates
        in week-long trips each June to provide disaster relief and clean up
        impoverished neighborhoods outside of Iowa.  Her organization, Teens
        Making a Difference, has raised more than $12,000.
 
     Cover Girl is donating $1 for every Cover Girl Clean Make-Up Sheer Stick
 purchased at Target Stores up to $25,000 to Take Charge of Education (TCOE).
 Through this initiative, Target Stores supports students who achieve
 excellence in their schools and communities by volunteering their time and
 talents to those in need.
 
                ** SATELLITE COORDINATES FOR APRIL 4TH & 5TH **
   Wednesday, April 4th from 3:30-3:45PM (ET) ON TELSTAR (C) 5/TRANSPONDER 23
     Thursday, April 5th from 4-4:15AM (ET) ON TELSTAR (C) 5/TRANSPONDER 23
   Thursday, April 5th from 10-10:30 AM (ET) ON TELSTAR (C) 5/TRANSPONDER 16
 
 

SOURCE Seventeen Magazine and Cover Girl Cosmetics
    WASHINGTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Laura Bush will deliver the
 keynote address at the star-studded Fourth Annual Seventeen/Cover Girl
 Volunteerism Awards ceremony honoring six extraordinary young women.  Cover
 Girl model and Atlantic recording artist Brandy, Columbia recording artist
 Jessica Simpson and WNBA All-Star Nikki McCray will also be featured at the
 awards ceremony at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington
 D.C. on Wednesday, April 4.
     The awards program was created by Seventeen Magazine and Cover Girl
 Cosmetics to reward community service and encourage teens as the future
 leaders of our country.  These six young women have reached for the stars,
 made extraordinary achievements and continue to give back to their communities
 and the world at large.
     Seventeen Magazine and Cover Girl Cosmetics will award a total package of
 more than $90,000 in cash scholarships, donations to winners' charities and
 prizes to six scholarship recipients ranging in age from 14 to 22. In
 addition, the package includes prizes for 100 sweepstakes winners.  The six
 winners also receive a two-day trip to Washington, D.C. for the ceremony and
 will be profiled in a summer issue of Seventeen.
     Thousands of young women nationwide nominated themselves or a friend by
 submitting an essay describing their public service achievements. Seventeen
 editors selected the winners based on their level of commitment to
 volunteerism and public service; their level of leadership and responsibility;
 the uniqueness and success of their effort; and the impact made on their area
 of contribution.
     "The contributions these young women have made are tremendous.  Not only
 have they generously donated their own time and resources, but they have
 motivated others to do the same," said Anne Martin, Manager, Global Cosmetics
 Marketing for Procter & Gamble Cosmetics.  "Cover Girl applauds these young
 women for their valiant efforts."
     "I'm so inspired by students who reach out to help others," said Patrice
 Adcroft, editor-in-chief, Seventeen, a PRIMEDIA magazine.  "These young women
 have all demonstrated impressive dedication, creativity and spirit."
 
     ALL-STAR ASSEMBLY:  PROFILE OF WINNERS
 
     AGE CATEGORY 12 - 14
 
     -- The halls are alive with the sound of music!  Jessica Ou, 15, from San
        Marino, CA, formed Musical Connections, a group of young musicians that
        perform in nursing homes.  The group has held 50 concerts at nursing
        homes and brightened the lives of more than 1,000 of their residents.
 
     -- Alisia Orosco, 14, from San Antonio, TX embraces others by donating
        stuffed animals.  Her organization, Project Hugs, has distributed more
        than 2,300 stuffed animals to bring cheer to residents in shelters,
        hospitals and nursing homes.
 
     AGE CATEGORY 15 - 17
 
     -- Jennifer Sasso, 16, from Tampa, FL, helps children in need express
        themselves through artistic projects.  Her organization, Creative Kids,
        has led 34 art workshops at a local shelter and created more than
        3,350 art bags containing quick, easy art projects for children in
        hospitals and orphanages.
 
     -- Laura Goldstein, 16, from Andover, MA, knows what it's like to feel
        scared and alone when a loved one has cancer.  She created C.C. Kids
        Kits to share her experience with children whose parents have cancer.
        The kits contain a personal message, books and resources as well as
        stuffed animals and stickers.
 
     AGE CATEGORY 18 - 21
 
     -- Lindsay Hyde, 18, from Miami, FL, is proof that young women can do
        anything they set their minds to!  The Harvard University student
        founded Strong Women, Strong Girls to help bolster self-esteem in
        elementary school girls.  Her confidence-boosting curriculum caught the
        eye of a Mississippi official and will be implemented in elementary
        schools statewide.
 
     -- Alysia Clark, 20, from Iowa Falls, IA, plans to do more than relax on
        her summer vacation.  This college student organizes and participates
        in week-long trips each June to provide disaster relief and clean up
        impoverished neighborhoods outside of Iowa.  Her organization, Teens
        Making a Difference, has raised more than $12,000.
 
     Cover Girl is donating $1 for every Cover Girl Clean Make-Up Sheer Stick
 purchased at Target Stores up to $25,000 to Take Charge of Education (TCOE).
 Through this initiative, Target Stores supports students who achieve
 excellence in their schools and communities by volunteering their time and
 talents to those in need.
 
                ** SATELLITE COORDINATES FOR APRIL 4TH & 5TH **
   Wednesday, April 4th from 3:30-3:45PM (ET) ON TELSTAR (C) 5/TRANSPONDER 23
     Thursday, April 5th from 4-4:15AM (ET) ON TELSTAR (C) 5/TRANSPONDER 23
   Thursday, April 5th from 10-10:30 AM (ET) ON TELSTAR (C) 5/TRANSPONDER 16
 
 SOURCE  Seventeen Magazine and Cover Girl Cosmetics