Going for the Gold – Recognizing Our Gold Awardees!

By: Kim Dunne, Marketing and Communications Manager

Gold Award

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!

Jessica DuffJessica D. of Apalachin is a senior at Vestal High School. She will be attending Penn State Worthington Scranton in the fall where she plans to major in Early Childhood/Childhood Education. For her project she instituted marketing strategies, donation drives, and blanket making workshops or a new local non-profit, Brohan, Inc., an organization that brings smiles to children and families in local hospitals and children’s homes.

Rebecca GregoryRebecca G. of Andover is a graduate of Andover Central School and currently attends Alfred State where she is studying Digital Film and Animation. Her project was to remap the Hornell Pet Cemetery – the oldest pet cemetery in the nation.

Rebecca JonesRebecca J. of Grand Gorge is a graduate of Roxbury Central School and currently attends SUNY Cobleskill where she is majoring in Early Childhood Education. Her take action project was entitled “America’s Best!” and focused on helping veterans gain knowledge and access to the many services, organizations and benefits available to them. She created and maintained a website with links to many of the organizations and programs available.

Taylor KetchamTaylor K. of Cazenovia is a junior at Cazenovia High School. Her project benefited the Always Love Project. She organized a series of events to raise awareness of the program which provides support for families that have lost a child in infancy.

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 kdunne@gsnypenn.org.

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