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Girl Scouts win Gold Award during ceremony

May 23, 2006

Three Washington County Girl Scouts won the Gold Award last week at the Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council's annual Young Women of Achievement Ceremony.

Erin Gantz, April Hoffman and Rachel Lighter, all members of Girl Scout Troop 169, worked to complete their Girl Scout Gold Award project - Homewood Courtyard Garden.

They created a garden space in an existing courtyard at Homewood, a retirement complex in Williamsport. The Scouts wanted to make the space more accessible and useful for Homewood residents.

They created a garden with steppingstones, benches, a turtle pond and an archway.

Erin is a senior at Boonsboro High School, where she is captain of the Quiz Bowl Team, and a member of the drama department, National Honor Society and the Woman's Vocal Ensemble.

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April is a junior at Boonsboro High School, where she is a member of the golf team, and plays flute and piccolo in the band. She also studies ballet, tap and jazz, and teaches a dance class.

Rachel is a graduate of South Hagerstown High School, and attends Hagerstown Community College where she is studying music education and music therapy. She is active in the Hagerstown Municipal Band, Rohrersville Community Band and the HCC Jazz Band.

The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting, and recognizes the leadership, effort and impact girls 14 to 18 years of age have on their communities.

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