By: Kim Dunne, Marketing and Communications Manager
Twenty-four amazing young women have earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award this year! We’re excited to spotlight their amazing projects and how they have made their communities better!
Gwen B. of Little Falls is a graduate of Little Falls High School and currently attends SUNY Albany. Gwen’s project was entitled “Little Falls Lending Libraries” and it addressed the issue of literacy in the community.
Zaria C. of Fort Drum is a senior at Carthage High School. She will be attending the University of Texas at San Antonio where she plans to major in kinesiology and minor in Spanish. For her project Zaria addressed sexual harassment in her community with an emphasis on teens and the school setting.
Mackenzie C. of Walworth is a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women and is currently a student at John Carroll University. Mackenzie’s project entailed creating a database of old barns in Walworth for the Office of Historian of Wayne County. The database is used to trace the history of the barns and will be available online or at the office for people interested in architecture, history, or genealogy.
Lucy C. of Rock Stream is a graduate of Watkins Glen High School and is currently a student at Mount Aloysius College. Her project raised awareness of childhood cancers and other diseases that lead to hair loss. As part of her project Lucy held an event where volunteers donated their hair. Her event will be held annually by her Girl Scout troop.
Over the next several weeks we will continue to feature these amazing young women! Are your girls working on earning their Girl Scout Gold, Silver, or Bronze awards? Let us know what they’re doing! E-mailing photos and info to firstname.lastname@example.org.