Konner Brewer gets a kiss from her mother, Karla Brewer, recently after her speech at the Young Women of Promise luncheon.Photos by JOSEPH GARNETT JR. | Times

Athena Society cultivates sisterhood among young women of promise

In the summer before her sixth-grade year, doctors diagnosed Konner Brewer with Type 1 diabetes and told the active 11-year-old she needed to curb her foray into athletics. • "They told me I could no longer participate at such a high level in sports, that it was no longer safe for me," said Brewer, now a junior at  …

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  1. Athena Society cultivates sisterhood among young women of promise

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    In the summer before her sixth-grade year, doctors diagnosed Konner Brewer with Type 1 diabetes and told the active 11-year-old she needed to curb her foray into athletics. • "They told me I could no longer participate at such a high level in sports, that it was no longer safe for me," said Brewer, now a junior at …

    Konner Brewer gets a kiss from her mother, Karla Brewer, recently after her speech at the Young Women of Promise luncheon.
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    Participants in the 2013 SWAT Sandblast lather up in the foam pit.
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    Universal Orlando’s Hogwarts Express will connect the new Harry Potter land at Universal Studios with the existing Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure. To see the video, go to the story at tb-two.com.