Monday, April 20, 2020

2020 National Gold Award Nominees

It's time to take a moment and celebrate the accomplishments of three GSCCC Gold Award Girl Scouts who have been selected by the Council as National Gold Award Nominees. Nominees and their projects are: Kiara Baxter, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Community Garden;  Morgan Harvey, Fort Story Summer Reading Program & Literacy Mentors: and Grace Payne, Art History for the Modern Student.

These girls demonstrated leadership by creating positive, sustainable change in their communities that ultimately impact our world. These problem solvers who used their Girl Scout spirit to carry out outstanding projects have a chance to be among the ten girls selected by Girl Scouts of the USA for this recognition.

The ten chosen will receive a total of $100,000 in college scholarships from Susan Bulkeley Butler, founder of the Institute for the Women Leaders and former member of the Girl Scouts of the USA Board of Directors, a combined $50,000 in college scholarships from the Kappa Delta Foundation; and a combined $50,000 in college scholarships from Arconic Foundation. Applications for the distinction were reviewed by a panel of previous National Gold Award Girl Scouts, leaders from a diverse array of fields, GSUSA executives, and a representative from the Kappa Delta Foundation.

Did you know that research verifies that participating in Girl Scouts and earning the Gold Award are linked to developing crucial leadership skills and advanced achievements?

We congratulate ALL Girl Scouts who have earned their Gold Award!  

Grace Payne produced engaging and informational videos to bring her love of art history to other students at her school. More from Grace here: 

Morgan Harvey created a fun reading program for children of military families. Morgan explains more about her project here:

Kiara Baxter designed and built a community garden that provided hundreds of pounds of food to serve local families experiencing food insecurity. You can see Kiara's video here: