For Immediate Release
Contact: Larry Bruce
Phone: 520-665-8710 Email: email@example.com
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Attachment: List of Award Winners
Girl Scouts Southern Arizona Honors Girls and Women of Distinction
Gold Awards Single Out Community Service Successes
Tucson, AZ Saturday, April 16, 2011, Girl Scouts Southern Arizona will honor girls and women from across our communities who have achieved the highest honors in community service, volunteerism and creating sustainable change.
12 Southern Arizona Girl Scouts will receive their Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest achievement a girl can receive in the Girl Scout Movement. Girls must choose an issue, complete rigorous requirements, plan projects that have defined outcomes and long-term community impact. As the highest recognition in Girl Scouting, less than 1% of all Girl Scouts receive the Girl Scout Gold Award. Honorees represent the highest degree of leadership and personal development.
“These Girl Scouts identified critical community issues and carried out projects that exemplify the true meaning of community service,” said Debbie Rich, CEO. “These young women saw critical needs in their own communities and took action. Their accomplishments offer inspiration and hope for our next generation of community leaders.”
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will also be honoring volunteers who have given of their time and talent to serve as role models and leaders to girls.
What: Sahuaro Girl Scout Awards for Girls and Women of Distinction
Where: Hacienda Program Center, 3101 N Sabino Canyon
When: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM
Photo Opportunities: 12 Award Winners, Gold Award Ceremony
Interview Opportunities: Chief Girl Scout Debbie Rich
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Award Winners
April 16, 2011
Gold Award recipients
- Girl Scout Jennifer O’Neal will receive the Prudential Spirit of Community award for her years of community service as a Girl Scout, culminating in her Gold Award project which involved designing and creating a teen study center at Diamond Children’s Hospital.
- Valerie Andree who facilitated a book drive and built a Book Nook at New Beginnings for Women and Children;
- Lea Theodorou, Kendall Welliver, Bridget McKay who facilitated a fashion show raising over $20,000 to outfit the recreation room at Diamond’s Children Center;
- Katie Husson for creating a Teen Drinking Awareness program in Cochise County
- Rachel Taylor who built a pedestrian bridge for the Upper Garden Canyon trail in Cochise County.
- Karen Winters worked with at risk youth to create tile benches for Brandi Fenton Park
- Rianne Gibson created a searchable data base for the drama department at Sahuaro High School
- Katie Husson created a Teen Drinking Awareness program in Cochise County
- Rachel Francher created a peer-to-peer mentoring program for Arizona Virtual Academy
- Katie Taylor built an interactive nature walk with corresponding educational materials for the Brown Canyon nature trails.
- Kelsey Wyman designed a mural for Aztec High School
- Claudia Mavis from Santa Cruz County built a mobile recycling awareness campaign that taught children to make usable objects from recyclable materials like bowls from record albums.
Volunteer Award Recipients
- Volunteers Pam Phillips and Martin Landon will be awarded the Honor Pin. The Honor Pin recognizes outstanding volunteers whose service impacts across the community.
- Girl Scout Leaders Rhonda Ellerd and Beth Sutherland will be honored with the Girl Scout Appreciation pin.
For information contact Larry Bruce 520 665 8710 or firstname.lastname@example.org