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Hope House Foundation Development Director Elena Montello '83 and President and CEO of the ACCESS College Foundation Bonnie Sutton ’99 have been chosen as honorees for the annual YWCA South Hampton Roads Women of Distinction Awards. Each year, the YWCA recognizes twelve outstanding women who have made significant contributions to the community through their professional activities and volunteer efforts. Now in its 25th year, the Women of Distinction Awards honor women in twelve categories ranging from the arts to science and technology. Montello, whose organization provides support for adults with developmental disabilities and hosts the bi-annual Stockley Gardens Arts Festival in Norfolk, is being honored in the arts category. Sutton, whose foundation is committed to providing students with the tools necessary to be successful in their educational endeavors, is being honored in the education category. The awards ceremony will take place on March 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. For additional information or to learn more about the YWCA, visit