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Priscilla Alden, Speak for Thyself Awards

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Priscilla Alden, Speak for Thyself Awards! The 16th annual event was held this week by The Alden Kindred of America at the Jones River Trading Post in Kingston. The event honors exceptional women who, in the spirit of Mayflower Passenger Priscilla Mullins Alden, make their own choices and recognize the importance of advocacy and civic mindedness in the daily lives of our leaders, organizers, family and friends. Congratulations to all the honorees:


KAY DRAKE, Estero, Florida, is a beloved Duxbury volunteer and the face of the Duxbury Interfaith Council for more than 20 years as she helped local families in need. Kay was recognized with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

E, Duxbury, balances a full schedule of school, chorus, and leading the award-winning varsity cheering squad but still finds time for activities close to her heart that include teaching those with disabilities to ski and helping protect the environment.DRAFTJS_BLOCK_KEY:53pg5


JENNIFER STONE GAINES, Falmouth, recently retired as executive director of the Woods Hole Historical Museum after growing it to its current scope of operations and publishing the award-winning, peer-reviewed historical journal Spritsail. Jennifer competitively sails Cape Cod knockabouts.


PAMELA NICHOLS, Birmingham, Alabama, followed a successful 30-year career in healthcare by becoming an advocate for veterans. Pam co-founded the Honor Flight Birmingham (HFB) hub, which brings veterans to the nation’s capital to be honored.


DONNA WOOD, Duxbury, currently serves as president of the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. Donna previously founded a successful real estate agency and has led numerous South Shore business development, civic and cultural organizations.


Aspiring Priscilla: GRACE NIGHTINGALE, Duxbury, balances a full schedule of school, chorus, and leading the award-winning varsity cheering squad but still finds time for activities close to her heart that include teaching those with disabilities to ski and helping protect the environment.


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