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Nonprofit founder wins Hero award
Stacey King-Statesboro
Stacey King received Northland Cable's Hometown Hero award for starting a nonprofit group dedicated to boosting the morale and self-esteem of young ladies. - photo by Special

      A Statesboro woman who started a nonprofit organization serving girls in the community has been named a Hometown Hero by Northland Cable.
    Stacey King was recognized by voters in Northland’s Hometown Hero contest for starting Our Girls Rock Too! Inc., which encourages young ladies ages 7–18 to “become comfortable in their own skin and to love themselves through self-esteem/self-image building exercises,” according to the group’s Facebook page.
    The public voting closed July 20, with more than 20,000 votes submitted across the nation. Eighteen Hometown Heroes were named in areas served by Northland Comm-unications.
    “Through her hard work, she and her volunteers have provided monthly empowerment programs, annual empowerment conferences, scholarships to high school seniors, college tours and school supplies to local programs,” a Northland Communications news release says. “Her goal is to reach girls all over the United States to build self-esteem, encourage a positive self-image, and create girl empowerment.”
    King received a $250 prize Wednesday for her positive impact on the community. Northland also donated $500 to Our Girls Rock Too! in her honor.
    “It is an honor to give back to the community and to recognize those who make Statesboro a great place to work and live,” said Northland Business Manager Tim Kelley. “Congratulations to our winning Hometown Hero, Stacey King, and to Our Girls Rock Too! Inc., and thank you for all that you do in Statesboro.”

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