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Girl Scout Jacey Salisbury 2020 Gold Award Recipient

Jacey is a 2020 Girl Scout Gold Awardee. She has been a Girl Scout for 12 years and plans to attend Arizona State University to study psychology and business. Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. What most inspired me to do my project was going out to the park and seeing all of the pets and homeless that …

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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 …

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Girl Scout Emma Horn Talks Gold Project, Her Love of STEM

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I had an interest in STEM and was passionate about STEM education being interesting and accessible for everyone. Q. Short description of your project? A. My project implemented a fun and engaging STEM activity program at the Guadalupe Library for students of all ages. I created a set of easy-to-implement STEM lessons …

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Girl Scout Ashley Lucas completes gold award project

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. The lack of recycling bins on Peoria High School’s campus. Our goal was to not only get more recycling bins on campus but to also promote the importance of recycling. Doing this we hosted informational booths about the world and how recycling and cutting down waste would influence this. We created and …

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Girl Scout, Jasmine Goode, Talks about Her Gold Award Project

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. My grandmother was the initial inspiration for my project. She was a sewer and loved crafting. As my project idea matured, my inspiration grew further into knitting after a knitting class I took with my mother. It was a class of maybe five women all of them 60+ in age. I enjoyed …

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Girls Scout, Cheyenne Farnsworth, Helps Teen Parents

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I wanted to do my Gold Award but I was stumped on how to help the community. For my Bronze Award, I helped the Arizona Humane Society and for my Silver Award, I helped the homeless. I felt like when people think about helping their community they normally think about the Humane …

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Dive into After-School Swim Lessons at Hubbard Family Swim Schools

Now that it’s back-to-school time in the Valley, a growing number of parents are enrolling their children in swim lessons at a Hubbard Family Swim School. While the summer outdoor pool season might be drawing to a close, indoor swimming and swim lessons continue all year long at the Hubbard Family Swim Schools. Founded in 1998 by co-owners Bob and …

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Girls Scout, Isabelle Jacobs, earns Gold Award

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I decided to build a butterfly garden at the Granite Reef Senior Center because of my love of butterflies and the desire to help prevent their extinction. I came home from pre-kindergarten and could not stop talking about bugs and wanting to be an entomologist so I could work with insects. This …

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Girls Scout, Katelyn Gosney, earns Gold Award

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. Kim McKracken is the Ministry Coordinator for Our Saviors Lutheran Church where my troop meets. We were talking about ways that the troop could help the community. She said that there was a lack of community resources and education for emergency preparedness. The church supports my Girl Scout troop and the neighborhood …

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Girl Scout, Katelin Weber Creates Learning center

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. My Gold Award project was inspired by all of my past teachers who have always provided my fellow classmates and I with all the supplies necessary to learn. I know that for many students their access to those supplies and books ends when the school day does. I knew that the Bridge …

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