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Women's Hall of Fame honorees named

A school superintendent, a youth-symphony director, and one of the first women to be ordained an Episcopal priest are among the women named to the 2012 San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame.

The eight women will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the South San Francisco Conference Center.

The honorees are: Jeanine Asche of Half Moon Bay, a leader in youth literacy; Lynn Eastman Bowdish of Daly City, one of the first women ordained as an Episcopal priest; Maria Meza De La Vega of East Palo Alto, superintendent of the Ravenswood School District; Jeri Fujimoto of Belmont, who spearheaded development of the San Carlos Youth Center; Karen Musegaas Larson of El Granada, teacher and site administrator for the RotaCare Coastside Clinic; and Sara Salsbury of Palo Alto, founder and executive director of the Peninsula Youth Orchestra.

Young Women of Excellence

Two high school students will be honored. They are Seema Chaudhry of Redwood City and Karen Chee of Foster City.

Seema is a senior at Sequoia High School who helps students resolve conflicts and coordinates school service events through the Sequoia Key Club.

Karen, a junior at San Mateo High School, is serving her third term as class president. She is a leader in both her school and the community.

The Commission on the Status of Women established the Women's Hall of Fame in 1984. In 1992, a second category, Young Women of Excellence, was added to the Women's Hall of Fame.


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