Throughout Women’s History Month, WSAV News 3’s Kelly Antonacci highlighted local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for others.

It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.

From more than 100 nominations, our station selected four local women for consideration for our area’s 2021 Remarkable Women award.

Page Blanton

As the country watched northern states battle an explosion of new COVID-19 cases, this RN says she had two choices: “twiddle her thumbs” or step up to help. She chose the latter. Read More…

Retha McCoy

Whether it was in her own home, or down the street at the park she advocated for, the matriarch of Runaway Point made sure every child in her neighborhood had a place to play. Read More…

Tammy Stone

Stone is known as the smiling woman on Facebook Live, who gives anyone who asks a platform to tell their stories to her engaging audience. Read More…

Judy Shearouse

Whether caring for family, friends or her farm animals, those close to Shearouse say she lives by the “Golden Rule.”Read More…

After much consideration, Page Blanton was chosen as the winner! Blanton is a registered nurse at Memorial Health who volunteered to work at a New Jersey hospital during the start of the pandemic. She currently works inside Memorial’s COVID-19 wing.

Many people told WSAV Blanton is a positive, dedicated woman who puts her patients before herself.

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.

Blanton, along with Remarkable Women award winners from around the country, will move on to be considered for the Nexstar Woman of the Year award.

To learn more about each of our area’s finalists, visit their full stories below.

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