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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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Girls Scout, McKinley Paltzik, Speaks to House of Representatives

McKinley Paltzik presented on behalf of the Girls Scouts on state bill 1184 regarding financial education and money management as part of the curriculum for students in Arizona. Her passionate speech was commented on by Aaron Lieberman, State Representative, via Twitter! McKinley is an eighth grade student at Phoenix Country Day School and a member of the PCDS Middle School …

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Hubbard Family Swim Schools Offer Fun, Flexible Summer Program Called ‘Shark Frenzy’

When the school year ends in May, the summer swim season at the Hubbard Family Swim Schools (HFSS) kicks into high-gear. This year, from May 28 through July 29, HFSS will offer a great summer program called “Shark Frenzy” that will be exclusively available for current and past “Hammerhead” swimmers. The purpose of this new Shark Frenzy program will be …

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Girl Scouts, Trinity Flatt, earns Her Gold Award Through STEM

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I noticed children are not enjoying learning. My younger brother brings home a textbook and reads a chapter after his teacher gave a lesson earlier that day. He does not enjoy his classes and only memorizes the material to pass the test. When I was younger, my classes taught through hands-on learning, …

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Girl Scout Lauren Kuhman, Spreads Hiking Awareness

Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. Part of it, at first, was the surface level benefits (scholarships, recognition, etc). The other part was the excitement of completing a project, which had an impact, where I could say I changed something. As my project progressed my motives became solely focused on the desire to work towards a solution, and …

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Girl Scout, Hannah Suddarth, Creates Youth Gardens in Church Communities

Hannah is a recent Gold Award Girl Scout and her project entailed revamping her church community spaces into a youth garden. She implemented raised beds for gardening, tables and umbrellas. Since then, children have used this space as a learning center, an activity space and feature of the location. She learned how to project manage, collaborate with the community and …

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Girl Scouts Member, Alyssa Fink, Earns The Gold Award

Alyssa Fink, senior at Chandler Preparatory Academy, recently earned the Gold Award- the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts! Q. What inspired your Gold Award project? A. I have been fostering kittens for almost two years now, and have had the joy of caring for seven litters. A little over a year ago there was a litter of three – …

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