American Mothers Names Michelle Wall 2016 National Mother of the Year ®

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National Non-Profit Honors Mothers from Every US State, DC, and Puerto Rico in Advance of Mother's Day

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Michelle Wall of Delaware is the 2016 Mother of the Year!

I'm honored to be #MomStrong and I look forward to telling America about my mothering experiences.

American Mothers Inc. ® has named the 2016 Mother of the Year®, Michelle Wall from Middletown, DE. She will serve as an ambassador for mothers across the country, highlighting the importance of motherhood. American Mothers Inc. ® is celebrating its 81st year of nationally honoring motherhood and educating on issues impacting mothers and children at home, at work, and in the world.

Michelle Wall was born in San Jose, CA. She has lived in 8 states, growing up in a military family but has called Delaware home since 2009. Michelle graduated from James Madison University (JMU) with a degree in Political Science and Political Communications. After graduating from JMU, she was chosen to be a Virginia Governor's Fellow. She began her career at the Virginia Governor's Office and has worked for North Carolina State University, the Raleigh News & Observer, and the Arizona Republic. Michelle is an alumnus of Leadership Delaware (2014) and a volunteer for the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she was named the 2014 Volunteer of the Year. In 2015 she was elected to the Appoquinimink School Board and is currently working as the Fundraising and Events Coordinator for Ken Simpler, LLC. Michelle is a Girl Scout Troop Leader and resides in Middletown with her husband and their 2 daughters.

Michelle was selected from nominees from across the country Mother of the Year because she excels in her role as a mother and as a community leader.

“Every year we are amazed by the passion our “moms” have for being a mother and improving the lives of those around them,” says Dianne Callister, President of American Mothers. “It’s inspiring to see so many women who embody the selfless, caring spirit of motherhood and who are using that maternal energy to make the world a better place.”

Mother of the Year® nominees qualify for the honor by having one or more children and being amazing in their role as mom. Nominees for Mother of Achievement should be an individual who has made a significant contribution to improve the lives of mothers and children in her community and/or the nation but she does not need to have children to qualify.

The public is invited to nominate their favorite “mom” annually from Mother’s Day to November 15 at http://www.americanmothers.org/nomination-form.

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About American Mothers, Inc.
American Mothers, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that recognizes the important role of motherhood through educational programs and community outreach at home, work, and in the world. On an annual basis, American Mothers, Inc. selects the National Mother of the Year® and recognizes Mothers of Achievement from candidates across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information about the organization, visit http://www.americanmothers.org or call 877-242-4264. Please follow us on Twitter at @AmericanMothers or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AmericanMothers

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Andrea Ball, Executive Director
andrea(at)americanmothers(dot)org and 301-335-2715 mobile

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