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Amber Childres
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Girl Scout holds theater workshop, earns Gold Award

HOUSTON (April 15, 2010) – Girl Scout Senior Jessica S. held a theater workshop for middle school students to earn the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition.

“I was able to teach younger kids about something that I love and I believe some of them will learn to love theater also,” says Jessica, a senior at Cypress Falls High School.

Earning the Gold Award is a significant honor that requires recipients to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, career planning, community involvement and personal development. It takes more than 100 service hours and two to three years of intensive work to complete the award requirements, which include planning and completing a project that is a service to the community.

“I wanted to do something that I felt passionate about,” explains Jessica as to why she chose the project. “Hopefully I was able to inspire some younger students to find their passion too.”

Jessica led volunteers in teacher the middle school students about the different types of theater, from comedies and dramas to musicals. Students also learned stage directions, commonly used theater terms and more. Over 100 students attended Jessica’s workshop.

“Jessica learned to plan, organize and execute a large event,” says Joann S., Jessica’s mother. “She was able to be a role model for younger students and share her passion.”

As an active member of Girl Scouts, Jessica has served on several girl planning boards for girl-led events. At Cypress Falls High School, she is a member of National Honor Society and president of the theater department. Following graduation she plans to attend Texas State University to study business.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 72,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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