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Houston Girl Scout betters Berry Elementary to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Angelica N. bettered Berry Elementary with five separate mini projects to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition.
“I learned I am able to make a big difference in my community by pulling a team together and focusing on a need,” said Angelica, a junior at St. Agnes Academy. “I learned to work with a variety of people, found my ‘voice’ in working with and leading a team and built my confidence.”
The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.
“I chose this project because I love working with kids, I love art, and I was hoping to learn and grow a lot,” said Angelica.
For her project, Angelica led her team of volunteers in a variety of small projects to overall make Berry Elementary School a better place for students and teachers. These included: getting to know and working with families at the school’s 100 year fiesta; creating a “student of the month” wall for each grade to encourage leadership traits in students; creating an Earth Pod design and completion of mural, paintings and recycled trees; creating a photo timeline of the school’s construction; and making tiles with student families for the Spark Park.
“Angelica has learned to organize her thoughts and put them in motion,” said Trinh N., Angelica’s mother. “She has gotten more comfortable working with adults and speaking up for her ideas. This has been a tremendous experience for her.”
Angelica has been a member of Girl Scouts for nine years. At St. Agnes Academy she is a member of varsity field hockey, varsity lacrosse, Sam’s Club (a club to stop human trafficking) and is also a student ambassador and on the honor roll. Following graduation she hopes to attend Baylor University to study pre-med.
About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto CouncilGirl 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 70,000 girl members and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.
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