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City Council celebrates girls and women in sports


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This year marked the 33rd annual Girls and Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of girls and women in sports.

During this week’s Council meeting, Councilor Essaibi-George presented a resolution to female athletes and coaches of East Boston High School.

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, and gut. These are some of the things that stuck with me while being a female athlete,” said Nicollette, an athlete at East Boston High School. She continued, “Playing sports at a young age and continuing to do so during my four years at East Boston High School has taught me many lessons that have impacted my life both on and off the court and field. I know that not every situation I encounter will be easy, however with these traits I am able to be open to anything that comes my way and view it as a learning experience.”

Councilor Essaibi-George, who played sports in high school and later coached high school students, said, “The theme this year is Lead Her Forward. Today we recognize how sports empower, strengthen, and give confidence to girls and women in sports to become leaders and champions for other women.”