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West High Teacher Dr. Nana Becoat Receives The YWCA 2024 Women Of Distinction Award

West High English teacher Dr. Nana Becoat has been awarded a 2024 Women of Distinction Award representing Godfrey, Illinois. As an award recipient, she joins the Women of Distinction Academy, comprised of over 300 outstanding female leaders from Madison and Jersey County.


The annual Women of Distinction Award ceremony recognizes exceptional women making significant contributions to their communities through leadership, advocacy, and service. This prestigious award honors individuals who embody the Young Women's Christian Association’s (YWCA) mission of promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. 


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“Receiving the Woman of Distinction award was an unexpected honor. I live my life trying to do the right thing and give back to my community,” said Dr. Becoat. “I'm focused on living in a way that will leave a strong legacy of service and justice. Quite often, the world's ills seem overwhelming, and we feel we aren't making a large impact. However, every opportunity to serve others makes a difference. A pebble thrown into the water ripples outward, and so does our service.”


Recipients of the Women of Distinction Award inspire others with their commitment to social change, empowerment, and the advancement of women's rights. Through their remarkable achievements and dedication, they serve as role models and catalysts for positive change, leaving a lasting legacy of impact and inspiration.


The Hazelwood School District is proud of Dr. Nana Becoat’s 2024 Women of Distinction award.