Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Barron Prize winner competes in Glamour's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards

Each year, the Gloria Barron Prize selects 10 inspiring young people to honor, who have made a positive impact in the world.

Now, four past and present Barron Prize for Young Heroes honorees are among the sixteen finalists in Glamour’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards for inspiring young women.

Of those students: The Charlotte Observer's first featured Young Achiever, Manasvi Koul.

Manasvi, 19, from Waxhaw, attends the University of Pennsylvania. What makes her a Young Achiever? She created the LIVEbeyond Foundation to educate, motivate and recruit bone marrow donors. And she understands first-hand the impact of her work.

Manasvi was diagnosed with cancer of the lymphatic system at age 12. She created LIVEbeyond after her two-year battle with cancer.

In two years with LIVEbeyond, she has registered more than 500 people - all potential life savers.

And now, she's up for Glamour's honor. It will be left up to the public to vote on their favorites in Glamour's contest that honors young women.  The public can vote online for their favorites to move on to the next level of eight semi-finalists, and subsequently a final winner.

The first round of voting ends Sept. 12th at midnight. The winner will receive a write-up and photo in an upcoming issue of Glamour and a trip to the magazine’s star-studded Women of the Year Awards ceremony in New York City's Carnegie Hall on Nov. 12.

To vote:

Photo: Manasvi Koul is a student at the Wharton School of Economics (Univ. of Pennsylvania). Todd Sumlin -