Friday, March 29, 2019

Gold Award Spotlight: Saint John the Apostle Catholic School Library and STEM Program Upgrades

Girl Scout Amy Schleicher has earned her Gold Award, the highest honor and achievement a girl can earn in Girl Scouts. 

For her project, “Saint John the Apostle Catholic School Library and STEM Program Upgrades,” Amy took action in her community by doing several things to improve the Saint John Apostle (SJA) library and its offerings. Through her Gold Award, she was able to create a better book drop location while turning the old one into a functional table. Amy also improved the convenience of people getting books during times that the library was not open by designing a freestanding library. The other component of her project positively impacted both students and teachers looking for science, technology, engineering and math resources to check out. Amy organized the STREAM closet and created a database of the items available in the closet to make check out more efficient. 

By completing her project, Amy learned how to manage her time, work with others and be a leader.

Her project will be sustained by SJA with the help of instructional materials Amy drafted.