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The West Orange High School cafeteria played host to the National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon on Feb. 9.

Lead Her Forward: West Orange High celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 |

The West Orange High School cafeteria played host to the National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon on Feb. 9.

Former WNBA player Monica Maxwell delivered the keynote speech during the luncheon.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 |

Former WNBA player Monica Maxwell delivered the keynote speech during the luncheon.

Dr. Andre Baptiste received the Champion for Equality Award.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 |

Dr. Andre Baptiste received the Champion for Equality Award.

Former West Orange girls basketball coach Misty Cox graciously received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 |

Former West Orange girls basketball coach Misty Cox graciously received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony.

West Orange softball coach Todd LaNeave accepts the Billie Jean King Leadership Award.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 |

West Orange softball coach Todd LaNeave accepts the Billie Jean King Leadership Award.

Cross country runner and swimmer sophomore Ella Klyce received the Sportswoman of the Year award for an individual performance.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 |

Cross country runner and swimmer sophomore Ella Klyce received the Sportswoman of the Year award for an individual performance.

Softball player Alley Schyck was honored with the Sportswoman of the Year Award for team performance.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 |

Softball player Alley Schyck was honored with the Sportswoman of the Year Award for team performance.

A new banner that will be placed in the West Orange High School gym was unveiled at the end of the ceremony. It features the new slogan "Lead Her Forward" for female athletes to come.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 |

A new banner that will be placed in the West Orange High School gym was unveiled at the end of the ceremony. It features the new slogan "Lead Her Forward" for female athletes to come.

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