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Born in British Columbia, Janice Holly Booth is a lifelong equestrienne and avid solo traveler. The former CEO of a Girl Scout council in North Carolina, and former Executive Director for the arts-in-education organization, Young Audiences of Western New York, her many accomplishments have been recognized with local and national awards, including the Presidential Medal of Arts which was awarded to the Young Audiences network during her tenure, the first time in its history the award had ever been given to an organization. Janice was presented a “Hero” award by the City of Buffalo Common Council for her efforts to revitalize the City via public access to the arts. She was also named “Woman of the Year” in 2006 by the Gaston Women’s Commission honoring her achievements and leadership in the community. Her occasional travel series in the Gaston Gazette entitled “On Adventure with Janice Booth,” inspired many of her readers to summon the courage to have adventures of their own. She is also an accomplished photographer and writer, and has published short fiction, literary reviews and editorials throughout her career. She is currently Executive Director of Classroom Central in Charlotte, NC.
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