2008 Rising Star Award winner
The Junior League of Greater Princeton, NJ
Rising Star Patricia May Thomsson’s leadership abilities were evident from the beginning of her League membership when she became co-chair of the Provisional Class Project. She is motivated to make a difference in her community, and with a mere two years of League experience, she has emerged as the go-to person for advice, ideas, and action.
Thomsson’s interest in helping disadvantaged youth led her to develop a passion for childhood literacy and education. She helped her League develop a meaningful partnership with Trenton Head Start, which blossomed into a much larger, long-term League project of implementing an early literacy program focused on improving the math and science skills of preschool children.