Scenes From Los Alamos Girls Discovery Workshop

Thirty nine girls, grades 6-9, attended the Girls Discovery Workshop Saturday at UNM-LA. During the opening session Lisa Zuhn, Kristine Coblentz and Naomi Maestas describe how the idea for the Girls Discovery Workshop was formed. Courtesy photo

UNM-Los Alamos CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney welcomes the group. Courtesy photo

Cristina Olds, Emily Holmes and Whitney Spivey lead the Involved session discussing how to become an engaged citizen. Courtesy photo

Phenomenal girls! Courtesy photo

Girls participating in the INSPIRE Session. Courtesy photo

Jaden McFadden demonstrates her gaming gear during the Adventurous (non-traditional sports) session. Courtesy photo

Kristi McFadden demonstrating basic self-defense in the STRONG session. Courtesy photo

Evelyn Naranjo from San Ildefonso Pueblo walks the girls through an art project focused on being proud of your culture. Courtesy photo

Jennifer Macy staffs the registration table. Incredible sponsors made it possible for there to be no cost to the girls for the event. Thank you to N3B Los Alamos, Zia Credit Union, JJAB, Los Alamos Public Schools, UNM-LA, Family Strengths Network, Shay and Sam Kendrick, Kristy Ortega, and Los Alamos Food Co-op. Each girl received a drawstring bag filled with items like a water bottle, notepads, pens and stickers – thank you to Zia Credit Union, N3B Los Alamos, County of Los Alamos, and Merrick for the providing the swag. Courtesy photo

Santina Shije helps with breakfast set up, prepared by Ruby K’s Bagel Café. Courtesy photo

Volunteers joining in on the fun. The day could not have been possible without volunteers and presenters. Thank you to Kristine Coblentz, Lisa Zuhn, Dr. Cindy Rooney, Kristi McFadden, Jade McFadden, Katlyn Gonzales, Emily Holmes, Heidi Rogers, Rose Nyenhuis, Naomi Maestas, Beth Cortright, Anita Schwendt, Ruby Alexander, Jennifer Macy, Cristina Olds, Whitney Spivey, Evelyn Naranjo, Leslie Bucklin, Santina Shije, Andrea Shije, Jayden Media-Torres and Christine Martinez. Courtesy photo