Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is proud to announce our Gold Award class of 2017, made up of 159 inspiring G.I.R.L.s (Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk-taker and Leaders)TM. The Gold Award is the highest achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouts. Through their projects, Gold Award Girl Scouts advocated for the arts, inspired the next generation to love STEM and financial literacy and fought cyberbullying and the stigma of mental illness in their schools.
The Gold Award represents a girl’s legacy in Girl Scouting, the culmination of over 80 hours of work on a project that has a sustainable impact in her community and beyond.
“Gold Award Girl Scouts demonstrate a higher commitment to service, tackling a broad spectrum of issues that are important to each girl. These remarkable young women have demonstrated drive and determination to become agents for change,” said Lidia Soto-Harmon, Chief Executive Officer at Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.
At the In Your Honor ceremony, held Saturday, May 13, 2017, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital awarded 14 outstanding Gold Award Girl Scouts each with a $1,000 scholarship. One Gold Award Girl Scout, Carolyn Z, was recognized as a Young Woman of Distinction and was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. During the ceremony, journalist and author Christine Brennan delivered the keynote address to the honorees and their families.
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