Gold Award Class Of 2014

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

Throughout the month of May we will feature our Gold Awardees on our blog! These are amazing young women whose time and dedication to their various projects is truly an inspiration to all Girl Scouts! Today we’ll feature five of our awardees.

Kimberly Acorn
Kimberly Acorn
Kimberly is from Wellsboro, PA and a 2013 graduate of Wellsboro Area High School. For her project she addressed the desire to help senior citizens stay connected to family and friends through e-mail and social media. She held workshops in her community to teach seniors about technology and internet safety.


Abigail Adams
Abigail Adams
Abigail is from Victor, NY and a senior at Victor Senior High School. She hopes for the future to attend college and work in the field of Anthropology. For her project she worked with the Victor Free Library recording children’s books for their collection. She converted books into scrips and led a team of people to record the books using different character voices.

Shannon Bartlett
Shannon Bartlett
Shannon is from Theresa, NY and a senior at Indian River High School. She plans to attend Jefferson Community College in the fall. For her project she worked with many community organizations and led many teams of helpers to raise awareness of the veterans who have served our country. Her passion for her project came from losing a cousin while serving overseas. Her efforts led to the erection of The Fallen Heroes Monument at the American Legion Post 904 in Alexandria Bay.

Ashley Bender
Ashley BenderAshley is from Apalachin and a junior at Vestal High School. Her hopes for the future include attending college to become a nurse practitioner and to one day live in Boston. For her project she organized the musical history records for the Vestal United Methodist Church. By organizing years of data and creating these documents for the church website, youth members will be able to more readily have the information they need for scholarship applications. Through her church she also organized Chow Food Drives.

Caitlin Berner
Caitlin Berner
Caitlin is from Endicott and a senior at Union Endicott High School. She plans to attend college and study electrical engineering. For her project she worked with the Broome County Office of Aging creating gardens with the seniors at various senior centers. It has allowed a sustainable program of providing free vegetables to enhance their dining services.

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