Honor an exceptional young woman

Girls World Expo, a celebration for girls 11-18 is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. March 3 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Midland Plaza, 117 W. Wall St., Midland.

There will be a “Girl of Merit” awards ceremony, fashion, live music, dance performances, shopping, healthy living, a gallery of local art, college and career information, Henna art, volunteer opportunities, a Bright Ideas STEM Fair, hot topic seminars and workshops.

Art submissions are being accepted for the “Girls World of Art” display at the expo. All media is eligible: ceramics, drawing, photography, sculpture and painting. To sign up, visit tinyurl.com/yd4cmz7b.

Nominations are also being accepted for exceptional young woman for recognition as a Girl of Merit at the event. Nominees must be 11 to 18, and must have done exceptional things, academically, artistically, for their family, for their friends or for the community. Nominees should be dedicated, compassionate, caring and committed. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony during the expo. All winners and their guests will receive free admission. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday. To nominate a girl, email girlsofmerit@girlsworldexpo.com or visit tinyurl.com/y9advg62 .

For more information, email varinda@girlsworldexpo.com.