CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — High school senior girls at Moody High School were honored Thursday for their accomplishments throughout high school.

With the help of some high school counselors, the American Association of University Women recognized 20 girls for their efforts and encouraged them to continue with their education. 

The girls were selected for their strong work ethic and received a $100 gift card

"The organization is very good I think is really inspiring to help other people because I know a lot of people struggle with paying for school so I think is really nice for them to actually give it like first hand and come and meet the kids and give it to us," Katelynn Odvina said. 

2019 was the 8th year the American Association of University Women hosted the celebration. The American Association of University Women mission is to empower women and girls through advocacy and education.