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Jersey Village Girl Scout produces and directs play to earn Gold Award

Houston, TX – Girl Scout Alexandra P. produced and directed a play performed at two area assisted living facilities 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 how to be a strong leader and how to think on my toes,” said Alexandra, a 2012 graduate of Jersey Village High School. “I also learned the value and difficulty of scheduling and became much better at it.”

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 chose this project because I love theater, and I wanted to incorporate that love into my project,” said Alexandra.

For her project, Alexandra led a team of volunteers in rehearsing a play to be performed for assisted living residents. Her volunteers also helped with costuming and props and well as building the set. More than 50 residents attended each performance.

Alexandra was a member of Girl Scouts for 13 years. At Jersey Village she was a member of drama, choir, broadcast journalism and National Honor Society. This fall she is attending college to study English and hopes to go to law school.

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 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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