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She’s On Her Way Award

The She’s On Her Way Award, organized by the Delaware Commission for Women, recognizes the achievements and celebrates the contributions of talented young women leaders making a difference in Delaware. All nominees must be young women between 18 and 30 years of age by June 30, 2022. Nominees must be native-born Delawareans or have resided in the state for at least five years. Nominees must show that they have made a positive impact upon the lives of Delawareans and have exhibited characteristics of good character, promise and hope; as well as have information and or examples that illustrate the nominee's positive reputation and or leadership among her peers, and or her community. The Delaware Commission for Women reviews, rates, and deliberates each nomination and selects the awardees. The 2022 Nomination Cycle is now closed and the honorees have been chosen.

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2022 She’s On Her Way Award Honorees

Sarah Fulton

Sarah FultonSarah Fulton is a highly motivated communications professional, political operative, and nonprofit leader. She works for the state legislature as the Deputy Communications Director of Outreach and Engagement for the Delaware Senate Democrats. She has run several political campaigns and worked as the Political and Communications Director for the Delaware Democratic Party.

For the past year, Sarah has served as the Board President for NERDiT CARES, which is the philanthropic arm of NERDiT NOW, as seen on ABC’s Shark Tank. The mission of NERDiT CARES is to close the digital and wealth divides across Delaware, and has two major initiatives to accomplish this: The first is donating devices such as laptops and chromebooks to students and families in need; the second is training the next generation of IT-repair technicians through the “NERDiT Academy” workforce development program. Sarah has played an integral role in establishing the apprentice and pre-apprentice programs, recruiting and reconstituting the Board of Directors, and writing grants for the organization.

Sarah is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) through the Office of the Child Advocate, and serves on volunteer planning committees for the ACLU of Delaware and “Do More 24 Delaware,” an initiative of Spur Impact and the United Way of Delaware. She is a proud graduate of what is now known as the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware, where she earned a degree in Public Policy and Economics. She lives in Wilmington with her husband.

Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton

Rep. Madinah Wilson-AntonRep. Wilson-Anton was elected in 2020 to represent the 26th district where grew up. She attended Gauger-Cobbs Middle School and graduated from the Charter School of Wilmington. She is an alumna of the University of Delaware and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies. She has formally studied Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish.

While at the University of Delaware, Rep. Wilson-Anton was actively involved in several campus organizations where she held leadership positions, including the Muslim Student Association, Students for Justice in Palestine, and her sorority Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.

She worked for two years as a legislative fellow in the state legislature, and an additional year as a legislative aide for the 26th and 27th districts. In these capacities, she researched legislation, staffed committee meetings, and communicated with residents and helped them with a variety of issues. This experience gave her first-hand exposure to the issues and concerns of her fellow community members.

As a state representative, Rep. Wilson-Anton is fighting for social, economic, and racial justice for all Delawareans.

Kendall Metz

Kendall MetzKendall Metz is a rising junior attending Delaware State University majoring in Agriculture Education. It is her intent to become a Delaware Agriculture Educator and FFA Advisor after graduation. Kendall is a graduate of Caesar Rodney high school where she served as the FFA Chapter Secretary and President and later served as the Delaware FFA 2020-2021 State Reporter and 2021-2022 State President.

Kendall’s passions lie in teaching the next generation of agriculturists and advocating for consumer agricultural literacy state and nation-wide. Her time in FFA, serving as a National Speak Ag Pioneer, and working at Cook Family Farms has been instrumental in developing her love for agriculture and teaching. Kendall resides in Magnolia Delaware and her parents are William and Gail Metz.

Wyatt Patterson

Wyatt PattersonWyatt Patterson was 16 years old when the shooting happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Like teens around the country, she was galvanized into action and helped lead a walkout from her school, helped organize and spoke at the Wilmington site of the nationwide March for Our Lives in March 2015, and then founded the Delaware chapter of the March For Our Lives organization, a youth-led gun violence prevention nonprofit organization. She spent the next three years organizing fellow students and advocating for lifesaving legislation, such as safe storage, extreme risk protective orders, ghost gun regulations, assault weapons bans and more, repeatedly testifying in legislative hearings and speaking at public rallies.

Wyatt is currently an undergraduate public policy and women’s studies student at the University of Delaware and enrolled in the 4+1 program to pursue a master’s degree in public administration. She serves as a Legislative Fellow in the House Majority Caucus. She is also a Managing Editor at The Review, the University of Delaware’s independent student newspaper. She has interned with the Division of Public Health, Sen. Tom Carper and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester.