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Girl Scouts celebrate women in STEM at 'Famous Formers Luncheon'

The three trailblazing NASA scientists who were featured in the movie "Hidden Figures" received honors posthumously.

HAMPTON, Va. — The Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast honored several former girl scouts who have excelled in STEM fields during a luncheon in Hampton at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

Posthumous honors were bestowed on three African American NASA scientists: Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughn. The women were featured in the 2016 movie "Hidden Figures." All three were girl scout alum.

The 2022 famous former honorees included: 

  • Dr. Meredith Borza of Patient First
  • Kimberly Brush, Ph.D., NASA Langley Research Center
  • Colita Nichols Fairfax, Ph.D., Norfolk State University
  • Melanie Dare Garrett, HCA Chippenham Hospital
  • Sara Mackenstadt, Osage, Inc., Sharon Martin, Old Point National Bank, and Lisa Riehmann, NASA Langley Research Center
Credit: Janet Roach
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast CEO Tracy Keller joins Famous Former honorees, NASA's Clayton Turner and 13 News Now anchor Janet Roach

A community partnership award was given to NASA Langley Research Center.

Girl Scout alum Janice Johnson, who was a member of a troop led by Mary Jackson, was the guest speaker.

13 News Now Anchor Janet Roach served as the mistress of ceremonies.

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