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!

Hannah KnifleyHannah K.of Geneva is a senior at Geneva High School and will be attending the University of Rochester where she plans to major in chemistry following a pre-med track. For her Gold Award take action project she focused on the lack of global awareness in high school students, specifically how it relates to the current refugee crisis. As a result of her project a local organization is now making an effort to send aid packages to refugees.

Linnea KolandaLinnea K. of Binghamton is a senior at Susquehanna Valley High School. She will be attending Misericordia University for a five year terminal master’s program for occupational therapy. Her project provided a three-day camp experience for girls with special needs. The girls engaged in “typical” camp experiences such as flag ceremonies, campfires and songs along with a special STEM day.

Amelia KrouseAmelia K. of Manlius is a junior at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. Her take action project included re-marking the trails at Mill Run Park in her community. She also created a map for the entrance of the park along with brochures that include the trail map, photos of harmful plants and emergency contact numbers.

Paige LuskPaige L. of Carthage is a graduate of Carthage High School and is currently enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy where she is studying behavioral science. Her project is entitled “The Panda Project.” She created a children’s book with photographs from all over the world. Each page told a fact about pandas and how they are endangered. As the child flips through the book they are looking for the hidden pandas. Her books have been distributed to libraries and schools both locally in the Watertown are as well as in her current location of Colorado.

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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