SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL of
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Michelle Sorenson is our 1st Place
Award Winner for 2018
Our First Place Winner is Michelle Sorenson. Michelle is a student at Tooele Technical College in the Accounting Clerk Program. Michele is divorced with three children ages 19, 16 and 12 years of age. Michelle is a two time breast cancer survivor. She underwent a double mastectomy in July 2013 and was told that they got it all and she was cancer free.
In January 2016 she discovered another lump which turned out to be cancerous as well causing her additional surgery, chemo and radiation. Through all of this she was working two jobs and being overwhelmed with medical bills and stress.
She quit one of her jobs and then lost the second one. This gave her impetus to go back to school. She is employed at Tooele Technical College while she is attending school there.
With great enthusiasm regarding her future and the future of her family. She was a delightful speaker with humor and grace despite her tough recent experiences. She was awarded a check in the amount of $2300.00.
Live Your Dream Award 2018
Jaide Clark is our 2nd Place
Award Winner for 2018
Our Second Place Winner is Jaide Clark. Jaide is attending Mountainland Technical College where she is working on her medical assisting certificate. Her dream is to become a nurse.
Jaide is a single mother of two little girls ages three and five. Jaide comes from a family where there was some history of drug abuse and she herself got involved in drugs because of this environment. She found herself pregnant at age 20 and knew that she had to clean up her life.
She has been sober for six years and is finally chasing her goals of making a better life for herself and her children.
Jaide is working hard to get to the point where she can take care of her children and live the life she has dreamed of.
She was a charming speaker with humble emotion about the difficulty she has faced. She was awarded a check in the amount of $2000.00.