A dance to remember

Hannah Violet coordinates event to earn Gold Award through Girl Scouts

September 30, 2012
  • Hannah Violet and Zachary Getridge, students at Boonsboro High School, are shown recently at a dance at Next Dimensions in Funkstown. Hannah recently received her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, Hannah arranged a dance for special-needs students in the county.
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Hannah Violet of Ambasador Girl Scout Troop 40652 from the Pleasant Valley area recently completed the requirements to receive her Gold Award. 

The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting.

For her Gold Award Project, Hannah spent more than 85 hours of planning and coordinating a dance for the Life Skills students (special needs), along with the Unified Sports Athletes from all of the Washington County Public Schools.  

The dance, held May 24, was attended by more than 60 students, parents, grandparents and teachers. 

Next Dimensions restaurant in Funkstown donated its facility for the evening.  

An “Under the Sea” theme welcomed students, who danced the night away to music donated by the DJ services of Amplified Entertainment. 

Each student in attendance took home a decorated bottle filled with sand and seashells. Each student will be provided with a photo to commemorate the night. Their home school will also be provided with a photo of the evening.  

Hannah would like to thank those whose support and guidance helped make the night possible. They include: Mrs. Blackwell, Life Skills teacher at Boonsboro High School and Hannah’s mentor for the project; Peggy Pugh, principal at Boonsboro High School; Ruthann Wilbraham, who took photos of the night; Next Dimensions; Amplified Entertainment; fellow Girl Scouts; and Hannah’s family. 

Hannah said she hopes the dance for special-needs students is held each year for Washington County high schools.

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