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Girl Scouts of Gateway Council Announces Gold Awards

August 26th, 2019 · Leave a Comment

(From left) Debora McCarty, Lisa Still, Josephine Wondracek, Rachael Conomea, Sara Kissane, Jillian Thigpen, Seven-Time Olympic Medalist Shannon Miller, Kaitlyn Sagul, Mary Anne Jacobs, Traci Jenks, Molly Paris

Sixteen young women representing Girl Scouts of Gateway Council (GSGC) have earned the Gold Award in recognition of their remarkable dedication to improving their communities and the world.

The Gold Award Girl Scouts are:

  • Katherine Ballard, Navarre, Fla.
  • Lauren Collins, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Rachael Conomea, Orange Park, Fla.
  • Abigail Floyd, Orange Park, Fla.
  • Courtney Gill, Fernandina Beach, Fla.
  • Isabelle Jacobi, Ponte Vedra, Fla.
  • Creed King, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Sara Kissane, Fleming Island, Fla.
  • Daniela McCarty, Saint Johns, Fla.
  • Molly Paris, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Kaitlyn Sagul, Gainesville, Fla.
  • April Sanchez, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Amelia Still, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Jillian Thigpen, St. Johns, Fla.
  • Olivia Wingert, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Josephine Wondracek, Jacksonville, Fla.

For their Gold Award projects, the Girl Scouts tackled numerous community issues including childhood obesity, mental health awareness, local and international poverty, childhood literacy, STEM career opportunities for girls, skin cancer prevention, nature conservation, wildlife conservation, water safety, and more.

“Congratulations to our amazing Gold Award Girl Scouts on their outstanding efforts,” said Gateway Council CEO Mary Anne Jacobs. ““The Gold Award is the standout achievement of girls who develop meaningful, sustainable solutions to challenges in their communities and the world. In the girl-only, girl-led environment of Girl Scouts, a young woman pursuing her Gold Award gains the experience and life skills—strategic thinking, communication, collaboration, problem solving, time management, and more—that set her apart on the way to making her world a better place.”

Gold Award Girl Scouts don’t just change the world for the better, they change it for good. The Gold Award is earned by girls in grades 9–12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership in developing sustainable solutions to local, national, and global challenges. Since 1916, Girl Scouts have answered the call to drive lasting, impactful change. The Gold Award is the mark of the truly remarkable.

To learn more about Girl Scouts of Gateway Council and its Gold Awards program, visit www.girlscouts-gateway.org or contact TriciaRae Stancato at [email protected] or (904) 421-3484.

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