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March 30, 2017
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Honors Gold Award Recipient From Waverly
EMPORIA — Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will be honoring nine 2016-17 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients during special ceremonies this weekend, including a Gold Award recipient from eastern Kansas.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, comparable to the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts. The Gold Award recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through Take Action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond. Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who join the armed forces enter one rank higher than other recruits, and they qualify for exclusive scholarships.
“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is truly a remarkable achievement, and the young women who earn this award exemplify leadership in all of its forms,” said Liz Workman, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “They saw a need in their communities and around the world, and took action. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership are making the world a better place.”
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland’s Recognition Breakfast & Annual Meeting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 1 at Emporia State University’s Visser Hall. The 2016-17 Gold Award recipient from eastern Kansas who will be honored is:
• Suzanne Fehr, a 2016 graduate of Waverly High School. She wanted to give people around the world a way to locate the final resting place of family members, ancestors and loved ones in Coffey County. She created a website showing directories for Coffey County cemeteries, and she also made a display case and kiosk for a physical directory.
Other Girl Scout Gold Award recipients being honored this weekend include: Alexandra Adkins of Wichita, Maureen Botros of Wichita, Melanie Cotton of Logan, Ericka Hiser of Wichita, Elizabeth Kemper of Montezuma, Emily Lowe of Kirwin, Shawna Mendenhall of Concordia, and Shayna Snavely of Concordia.
About Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland serves more than 14,500 girls and adults in 80 Kansas counties through its operational headquarters in Wichita, Kan., and regional offices in Salina, Hays, Emporia and Garden City. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and is the pre-eminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.