(WFRV) – Throughout February and March, WFRV Local 5 has been introducing you to four Remarkable Women in our area. They were selected from dozens of nominations given to us by you, the viewers.

During the show, WFRV Local 5 revealed the one lucky winner selected to earn a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York City to attend a taping of The Mel Robbins Show as part of Nexstar’s nationwide 2020 Woman of the Year Award.

Watch the digital-only trophy presentation below.

Mel Robbins herself had a special message for our winner…

Learn more about each finalist below:

Remarkable Woman Finalist: Lori Schmitz

Lori Schmitz, a Fond du Lac County woman, and her work with the Holyland Food Pantry.

Remarkable Woman Finalist: Cindy Thompson

Cindy Thompson, an Appleton woman, retired early to care for a number of family members – and along the way – helped to start a non-profit.

Remarkable Woman Finalist: Micki Klein

Micki Klein, heartbroken over the loss of her daughter to an aggressive brain tumor, created a non-profit organization.

Remarkable Woman Finalist: Kathy Kurowski

Kathy Kurowski, an Ashwaubenon kindergarten teacher, created ‘Handbags for Hope,’ an organization that collects purses and fills them with personal hygiene and beauty products for women.