Women's Hal of Fame Inductees


24th Annual Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame to Induct Five New Members
While the ceremony is cancelled, the celebration goes on!

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Commission for Women have announced five new inductees into the County’s Women’s Hall of Fame.

Barbara Allen, Evelyn Darden, Lori Fuchs, Terri Hill and Tracey Williams were selected from a pool of community-based philanthropists, volunteers and advocates with a record of enduring support for the social, cultural, economic or political well-being of the community, state or nation, and particularly for women and girls. 

“These five dynamic women have made meaningful impacts on our county, and it is quite fitting for them to be honored by the Commission for Women in the Hall of Fame,” said Ball. “Our communities are more empowered because of their dedicated service to others and I am grateful for their contributions to Howard County."

Due to the current restrictions on large events in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Women’s Hall of Fame ceremony, previously scheduled for Thursday, March 26 has been cancelled. Visit our Facebook page over the next two weeks as we highlight the lives and achievements of these five local women. 

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Meet the winners of the 2020 National Women's History Month student essay contest - and read their thoughtful essays!

The essay contest was open to all Howard County high school and middle school students, including public, private or home-schooled students. The 2020 theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote” celebrates both the women who fought for a woman’s right to vote in the United States, and the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Congratulations to the essay contest winners; click on their names, below, to read their thoughtful submissions. 

High School Contest Winners:
Middle School Contest Winners: