GOLDEN GIRLS – YOUNG WOMEN TO WATCH: 2018 GOLD AWARD GIRL SCOUTS

 

In 2018, 22 go-getter Girl Scouts from central and northern Arizona were honored for having demonstrated their leadership by tackling a community or global issue and achieving measurable, sustainable and far-reaching results. Through their efforts they have earned the Gold Award—the most prestigious award in the world for girls—and the most difficult to earn. Nationally, only about one million Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 have earned the Gold Award or its equivalent since 1916. To earn the Gold Award, girls spend over 80 hours working on a project that addresses a community problem and is important to each girl. Overall, the process usually takes 18 to 24 months and often involves seeking in-kind donations and recruiting volunteers. For most of these girls, this award is the culmination of more than 10 years in Girl Scouts. Gold Award Girl Scouts earn college scholarships, enter the military at a higher rank, and—most importantly—are committed to creating a better future for their entire community. These young women are worth watching as they become tomorrow’s leaders–in our communities, our country and the world!

 

(Girls not pictured: Preston Buck, Jenny Dowd, Angela Foley, Fiala Richard and Emma Sar.)

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Elena Boyd

Tempe

 

Preston Buck

Paradise Valley

 

Sophia Diaz

Phoenix

 

Jenny Dowd

Cave Creek

Angela Foley

Mesa

 

Diana Heinze

Phoenix

 

Holly-Anne Hubbard

Buckeye

Aleayah Hughes 

Chandler

 

Kaitlyn Janssen

Gilbert

 

Makena Lanier

Buckeye

Caitlyn Lopez

Tolleson

 

Danielle Manella

Chandler

 

Shannon McBreen

Glendale

 

Maddie O’Rourke

Scottsdale

 

Genevieve Quenon

Peoria

Natalia Ramos

Gilbert

 

Fiala Richard

Glendale

Emma Sar

Tempe

 

Ally Shott

Peoria

 

Tessa Spangler

Mesa

 

Ashaya Stewart

Phoenix

 

Kari Joy Thomas

Flagstaff

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