“Heroic Girlz” Emma Parrish Post, Thea Ezinga, Devyn Yurko and Elon Michaud (clockwise from top left) were honored at Friends 10th anniversary celebration July 19, 2008.
The four girls who researched and portrayed famous women as 11-year-olds in the stage play and film “Heroic Girlz” were presented with Friends’ “In Her Footsteps” award during the celebrations of the 160th anniversary of the first Women’s Rights Convention July 19, 2008, in Seneca Falls. The ceremony also marked the 10th anniversary of Friends, which was established in 1998 after the 150th anniversary of the Convention.
The “In Her Footsteps” award was introduced in 2002 to honor young people who personify the spirit and efforts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and stand out among their peers as future leaders. The four girls, now 14 and 15, were present with members of their families to accept their awards and an honored page in the “Book of Lives and Legacies” at the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.
“Heroic Girlz” was also featured at the One Voice Alliance film festival in Seneca Falls on July 20.