Girl Scouts’ Cynthia Bateman: Gold Award Winner

Cynthia is a Gold and Bronze Award Girl Scout. She has been a Girl Scout for nine years and currently attends Northern Arizona State University.
Q. What inspired your Gold Award project?
A. My passion and love for FFA and the agricultural community inspired my Gold Award project.
Q. Short description of your project?
A. I designed and constructed an outdoor patio area in an undeveloped piece of land at Highland High School. My project added garden beds with shrubs, a tree, and seating space in order to create an outdoor space that encompassed both an academic and social environment.

Q. What were the results or impact of your project?
A. My project was located at Highland High School. The project filled an empty space at the high school. I can measure the results by noting how many people utilize the area.

Q. What important lessons did you learn about yourself?
A. As I was working on my Gold Award project, I learned that communication is really important in order to gain support from others. I also learned that being able to adapt when an idea needed to be revised is more difficult than it seems.

Q. What has Girl Scouting meant to you or what impact has it had on your life?
A. From Girl Scouts, I have made new friends and found another family. As a troop, we have always been supportive of each other and there for each other when needed. These people will stay with me for the rest of my life. From them, I have learned how to be the best version of myself.

Q. What high school did you attend?
A. I attended Highland High School of Gilbert, Arizona.

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