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Moorhead high school junior working to empower women

MOORHEAD -- A Moorhead High School junior is turning heads in the local business and nonprofit world. The Chamber sponsored a local "Shark Tank" event, showcasing the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Seventeen-year-old Bridget McManamon came out the ...

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MOORHEAD - A Moorhead High School junior is turning heads in the local business and nonprofit world.

The Chamber sponsored a local "Shark Tank" event, showcasing the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Seventeen-year-old Bridget McManamon came out the winner.

 

Bridget is a lot like like other high school students, getting through a Friday, trying to rewrite an English paper, but then you start talking to this energetic teenager.

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"I have always been interested in women's equality," Bridget says. "My friends thought I was crazy, but it has always been my passion."

Her effort is to equip teen girls in Fargo-Moorhead with something most families just take for granted-running to the grocery store to buy feminine hygiene products.

"There are 1,417 girls in the community on free and reduced lunch so they cannot afford food or hygiene products, so a huge need in our community," Bridget says.

Now, her charity is catching on. Even here at the high school, a diverse student population may benefit from Bridget's group.

The Chamber academy works to groom and support young leaders like Bridget, in this case, awarding her $3,000 to help grow her charity.

More on how young people can get involved in the Chamber's Young Entrepreneurs Academy can be found at www.fmchamber.com/

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