Former New York Jr. Teen , Katherine McQuade was nominated for the "Girl of Merit" award by Annette Vallone, Director of Landrum School of the Performing Arts. Nominations are for girls 11-18 years old who through their actions, activities, leadership, and positive influence on others have proved themselves exceptional members of the community. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the community, including parents, teachers, counselors, mentors, nonprofit organizations leaders and others.The Awards Ceremony is to take place on Saturday, March 15th at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Park. Way to go Katherine for making a difference in your community!