Girl Scouts Honor Gold Award Girl Scouts at Virtual Ceremony
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Girl Scouts Honor Gold Award Girl Scouts at Virtual Ceremony


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WASHINGTON—Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital will honor Gold Award and Silver Trefoil Award Girl Scouts at a virtual ceremony, due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The keynote speaker, Elisabeth Bumiller, is the Washington DC Bureau Chief for the New York Times, and is a third generation Girl Scout.  This year, 203 Girl Scouts earned the highest achievement, the Gold Award. They have dedicated years to implementing sustainable projects that solve many of society’s challenges. From creating food pantries and advocating for teen mental health resources to encouraging girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math, these are the girls the world needs

In a competitive application process, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital awarded 13 Gold Award Girl Scouts, each a scholarship for $1,000; and one Young Woman of Distinction Girl Scout with a $2,000 scholarship--all to pursue their education.

This year’s Gold Award scholarship recipients:

  • Caroline Thorne, Silver Spring, MD
  • Kayla Rothstein, Springfield, VA
  • Vivian Cao-Dao, Centreville, VA
  • Sara Buie, Woodbridge, VA
  • Elizabeth Stanley, Woodbridge, VA
  • Rebekah Johnson, Martinsburg, WV
  • Sophia Cooney, Bowie, MD
  • Bethany Massenburg-Jackson, Glenn Dale, MD
  • Jessica Holloway, Burtonsville, VA
  • Varsha Kumaravel, Chantilly, VA
  • Alicia Gonzalez, McLean, VA
  • Aimee Ballard, Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Kimberly Ross, Washington, DC

Young Woman of Distinction:

  • Madeleine LeBeau, Chantilly, VA

“These girls are truly remarkable and dedicated to making our world a better place, “said Lidia Soto-Hamon, CEO Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. “They possess the passion, intellect and ethical values we need in our leaders.”  

For complete descriptions of the 2020 Gold Award Girl Scout projects, click here