CHEERS - To a great example. The Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown branch of the American Association of University Women hosted the 14th Sister-to-Sister event. That itself deserves a loud cheer. This year's theme for middle school girls was science and technology. Not that long ago, girls received little encouragement to pursue higher-level math and science courses in high school or beyond, but with today's technologies touching every aspect of a person's life, advance knowledge in these areas can be an exciting goal in a young woman's life. Those attending the summit heard firsthand from a local professional engineer - a woman who was educated locally, graduated from college, went on to get her engineering degree and returned home and secured a professional position in our region. The organizers of this year's successful event couldn't have chosen a better person than Chandra Casline Cotter, Johnstown's city engineer, to speak and interact with tomorrow's leaders. Thanks to our local AAUW for once again providing this opportunity to challenge and build confidence.