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!
Katelynn O. of Apalachin is a senior at Vestal High School and will be attending Waynesburg University in the fall where she plans to major in forensic science. Her Gold Award take action project was two-fold: she organized the Vestal Band program’s sheet music by creating an easily searched digitalized listing. She also organized a Cabaret to raise awareness for music therapy programs and held this event at the New York Veteran’s Home at Oxford.
Alexandra S. of Dewitt is a junior at Jamesville-DeWitt High School. Her project focused on literacy, specifically among middle school age children. She created activity bags that were based on themes such as magic, wilderness survival, animal care, Greek mythology and beyond. Each bag contains a how-to book, multi-use supplies, and a fiction book that relates to the activity.
Anna S. of Manlius is a junior at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. For her project she addressed the need for diabetes awareness. She created a website that educates the public on how to identify a diabetic emergency and what to do to help a person in that situation.
Katherine T. of Corning is a graduate of Corning-Painted Post High School and is currently a student at the University of Rochester. Her project addressed loneliness and depression by providing a link for those in need of comfort and hope with those willing to share kindness through Comfort Shawls. Through social media and websites, church groups and fliers, she connected the needed with the needy.
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.