Girl Scouts of Western New York presented the 2018 Gold Award to local residents during its annual ceremony at Hyatt Regency Rochester.
The Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, represents the culmination of all the work a girl puts into a community-based service project. The projects fulfill a need within a community, and create change that is ongoing or sustainable. Scouts put in approximately 80 hours of community service for their projects.
The award qualifies Scouts for special scholarship opportunities.
Nineteen area Girl Scouts received their Gold Award in 2018.
Fairport: Amanda Sheppard, “Introduction to STEM through a Design Technology Class.”
Macedon: Allison Haugh, “School Supplies Should Not be a Luxury.”
Rochester: Nadia Adams, “Bringing Nonviolent Communication into My Community”; Karlee Auld, “Helping the Camo”; Melanie Isaac, “Rec Room Refurbish at Crestwood Children’s Center”; Judith Monickaraj, “Launch Pads for Change”; Leah Rosen, “Crochet for a Cure”; Madelyn Sherrill, “The Comfort Cupboard”; and Grace Taylor, “A Drug Information Program for Mercy Health Education Class.”
Spencerport: Rachel Blank, “Project Take Baby Home”; Danielle Nahas, “Helping Youth Meet Their Potential”; and Kayla Saladyga, “STEM Summer Lessons.”
Victor: Mary Allen, “Compost: Turning Garbage into Gold”; Grace Faulkner, “Let’s Dance”; and Kelli Kunick, “Coloring Pages for Teens Undergoing Cancer Treatments.”
Webster: Emily Atieh, “Conservation of Maleku Language in Costa Rica”; Anna Folts, “A Bench and Trail Recreate for the John Ungar Trail”; Juliann Fullone, “Blood Drive in Memory of Jack James”; and Emily Osadciw, “Outdoor Garden Classroom.”