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State and Federal Communications Provides 2016 Cherry Blossom Princess Sponsorship for The Ohio Society of Washington, D.C., as part of National Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington, D.C. - April 13, 2016 - State and Federal Communications, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, the sponsor of the 2016 Cherry Blossom Princess of The Ohio Society of Washington, D.C., introduced Ms. Jasmine Wyatt as this year's Ohio winner at the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) Cherry Blossom Premiere Event here on April 11.

            State and Federal Communications President and CEO Ms. Elizabeth Z. Bartz honored Ms. Wyatt at a dinner event at The Army and Navy Club in Washington D.C., along with the other winners of their respective states and territories.

            Since 1948, state and territorial societies, as well as the international embassy community, have selected more than 3,000 accomplished young women for their academic achievement, exceptional poise and appearance, leadership, interest in social, civic, community and world affairs, with a strong desire to serve others through community service, maturity and responsibility to represent their respective states as "Cherry Blossom Princess."

 The week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival allows the ladies to participate in a number of activities, community service, and cultural exchange events. The week culminates by selecting one Cherry Blossom Queen, who is then invited by the Japan Cherry Blossom Association (JCBA) to visit Japan.

Ms. Bartz explains, "The Cherry Blossom Princess program is a wonderful event that State and Federal Communications is so proud to sponsor. These young women have outstanding backgrounds and have already achieved much in their early careers. Our support empowers them to fuel their dreams of future leadership positions. We look forward to Ms. Wyatt representing The Ohio Society of Washington, D.C., at many events this season.

Ms. Wyatt is a 2011 graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, and a 2015 graduate of Harvard University where she majored in government and minored in South Asian studies. She currently works as a Staff Assistant for Senator Richard Durbin (IL). She began her career in D.C. in 2010 as a Congressional Page. Since then, Jasmine has interned in the Akron mayor's office, interned with the Department of State, and was the Franklin Williams Fellow-Women & Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

On a more personal note, Ms. Wyatt has taught English to children in local hospitals in Lima, Peru and studied abroad at the School for International Training in Geneva, Switzerland.

            Ms. Bartz adds, "Jasmine is an excellent representative for the State of Ohio in the Cherry Blossom Festival. It is a special bonus that she graduated from high school in Akron, Ohio, the same city that State and Federal Communications calls our home.

            For information on the event, visit: http://www.statesocieties.org/cherry-blossom-1/

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Ms. Elizabeth Z. Bartz, President and CEO of State and Federal Communication, introduced Ms. Jasmine Wyatt as the 2016 winner of The Ohio Society of Washington, D.C., Ohio Cherry Blossom Princess Program, at the National Conference of State Societies Cherry Blossom Festival Premiere on April 11. State and Federal Communication is the sponsor of The Ohio Society of Washington, D.C.'s entrant this year.

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