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Shawnee Council Girl Scouts earn awards

July 04, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - On May 17, Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council held its Young Women of Distinction ceremony in Winchester, Va. The event recognized young women in the council's 14-county service area for their achievement of age level awards and special program participation.

The Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, recognizes the leadership, effort and impact girls in ninth to 12th grade have on their communities. This award symbolizes outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning and personal development.

The 2008-09 recipients of this award and their projects were:

Jefferson County, W.Va. - Troop 438 - Lindsay Cobb, "Have Fun! Learn English."

The Bronze Award is the highest award Girl Scouts in fourth and fifth grades can earn. Girl Scouts earning this award demonstrate leadership skills and commitment to their community through an understanding and following of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

The 2008-09 recipients and their projects were:

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Washington County - Troop 52 - Elta Clarke, Morgan Crespo, Marissa Freeman, Emma Stonestreet, WMC Bingo Project, Hanna Woods.

Berkeley County, W.Va. - Juliette - Kelci Powers, Hospital Bears; Troop 480 - Faith Athey, Emily Crawford, Michaela Hartofelis, Olivia Hartofelis, "Be Healthy, Feel Great;" Troop 696 - Hannah Cherry, Ashley Dorsey, Rebecca Kamp, Shannon Kamp, Kaite Madden, Shaunna Redman, Alison Tachoir, Animal Welfare Shelter; Troop 788 - Madeline Anders, Madison Anders, Amanda Ball, Taylor Hall, Kaitlyn Hopple, Kayla Kleptach, Emily Mandas, Calista Miller, Dakota Myers, Alexis Powers, Skylar Sheppard, Kenzie Tucker, Paws & Claws.

Jefferson County - Troop 496 - Haylee Bogden, Jordan Glaze, "Help Us Help Our Community;" Troop 580 - Kayla Trunnell, "The Joy of Learning; Montessouri Make-Over."

Additional recognition was given to Girl Scouts who performed above and beyond expectation in community service, and program activities.

Second and third grade girls in Brownie Troop 932 from Jefferson County performed community service in coordination with the Frederick County, Va., "Save a Sole" recycle project. In a three-week period, the girls collected more than 600 pairs of shoes and more than 140 bags. These girls honored the program by presenting the opening flag ceremony.

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