Time for Tribute
The YWCA's annual TRIBUTE! Awards luncheon was held last week at DeVos Place. Since 1977, the awards have honored more than 175 women who have been leaders and trailblazers in the community. Shown are this year’s honorees, seated, from left, Shelley E. Padnos, Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Co., Business, Management, Industry & Labor; Judge Sara Smolenski, 63rd District Court, Community Service; and Storee Harris, Creston High School, Student Honoree and Judy Lloyd Leadership Award Recipient. Standing, from left, are Carol Johnson, artist, educator and social worker, Arts; Stephanie Painter, School Health Programs, Grand Rapids Public Schools/ Spectrum Health, Sports, Fitness & Wellness; Leslie Cameron Curry, Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Advocacy; Pamela J. Wells, C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Professions.