Scarlett Lewis – WINNER

Scarlett Lewis lost her son in the tragic Sandy Hook shooting on December 14, 2012, and started her organization, The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement soon after. Read more…

Briana McGuckin

Our second finalist is Briana McGuckin. She represents perseverance and determination, and her story of going after the life she wants inspires all. Read more…

Kelly Cronin

Kelly Cronin lived on a farm all her life and had intended to become a veterinarian. She instead decided to go into social work. But, life rerouted her not once, but twice. Read More…

Tynicha Drummonds

For Tynicha Drummonds, she’s spent over two decades giving back to her community. Now she provides that same support and structure to kids and teens throughout her Waverly Youth Program. Read More…

NEWS 8 wants to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life.

Leading up to International Women’s Day, NEWS 8 will highlight four local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.

One woman will be named Connecticut’s Woman of the Year and win a $1,000 donation to her charity of choice! From the more than 100 local winners, one woman will be selected and named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!

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