Girl Scout Gold Award Archive

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn and recognizes the work of Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors who demonstrate leadership culminating in 80 hours or more dedicated towards leadership that has lasting effects in their community. Each girl chooses and thoroughly researches an issue she cares about, designs her action plan, builds community collaboration, and takes the lead in implementing her Gold Award project.Established in 1919, the Girl Scout Gold Award is recognized by a number of college-scholarship opportunities, and by an immediate rise one rank in U.S.military branches.
 

2011 - 2012

Below is a gallery of the Gold Award Honorees who completed projects between March 31, 2011 - April 1, 2012.

Gold Award Honorees 2012

Chloe Alexander

Building Strength by Building Beads Girl Scout Troop 1309: Chloe designed and presented over 700 bracelets to breast cancer survivors at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Chloe will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

Kristina Alexander

Sleepover for Kids Girl Scout Troop 2753: Kristina held a toy drive where she collected pajamas and toys for children who are in foster care. Kristina will graduate from Coppell High School in 2012.

Anam Ali

From Teens to Tots Girl Scout Troop 2143: Anam hosted a spelling bee to help Spanish speaking children practice their English. Anam is a 2011 graduate of Creekview High School.

Binaifer Alpaiwalla

Little Things Make a Difference Girl Scout Troop 3164: Binaifer traveled to Mumbai, India to help girls learn how to uplift their self-esteem, gain confidence, and leadership skills. Binaifer will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2013.

Haley Avery

Dog Day Afternoon Girl Scout Troop 793: Haley donated over one hundred pounds of pet food to the North Texas Food Bank and the Network of Community Ministries in Richardson for needy families. Haley is a 2011 graduate of Bishop Lynch High School in 2011.

Megan Avery

Cleat and Shin Guard Drive Girl Scout Troop 480: Megan collected and purchased soccer cleats and shin guards for young soccer players in need. In conjunction with the Carrollton Farmers Branch Soccer Association, she donated cleats and shin guards to over 80 people at local soccer fields. Megan will graduate from Newman Smith High School in 2012.

Christy Barke

Caring Hearts Girl Scout Troop 992: Christine educated the community about the needs of hospice patients and made care items for the terminally ill. Christine will graduate from Carrollton Christian Academy in 2012.

Chelsea Bedford

Be the Dream Girl Scout Troop 415: Chelsea worked with N.I.A. Kids, an organization that provides support in education in performing arts, to implement an after-school program for local children. Chelsea is a 2011 graduate of DeSoto High School.

Kelsey Bissell

Special Kids with Special Needs Girl Scout Troop 65: Kelsey collected over 700 books, including many bilingual books, to donate to underprivileged schools in Mexico. Kelsey had help from her community, family, and friends to collect donations. Kelsey is a 2011 graduate of Richland Collegiate High School.

Michelle Bizzell

Purrfect at Any Age Girl Scout Troop 2753: Michelle raised awareness about adopting adult cats over kittens by organizing events and designing a brochure on why people should adopt them. Michelle will graduate from Coppell High School in 2012.

Lani Bolhm

J.H. Moore Nature Trail Girl Scout Troop 2025: Working with DeAnna Lucas, Lani and DeAnna created an outdoor learning environment at the J.H. Moore Elementary School Nature Trail to give teachers a new place to teach classes. Lani and DeAnna will both graduate from Marshall High School in 2013.

Elizabeth Boddicker

Site Improvements at Collin County Adult Clinic Girl Scout Troop 688: Elizabeth worked to improve the facade of the Collin County Adult Clinic to set a more positive atmosphere. Her work included stenciling an inspirational phrase on the wall. Elizabeth will graduate from John Paul II High School in 2012.

Anne Bogar

Blankets for Babies Girl Scout Troop 2638: For her project, Anne Marie collected blankets to donate to local hospitals. She held a bake sale to raise money to purchase more blankets.Anne will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Courtney Bolin

Senior Sock Hop Girl Scout Troop 756: Working with Shelby McKerring Mason, Courtney and Shelby collected socks and slippers for senior citizens at The Brady Center and volunteered their time at St. Joseph’s Senior Center. Courtney will graduate from New Tech High at Coppell in 2012. Shelby will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Sara Bould

Refurbished Hope Girl Scout Troop 1077: Sara remodeled two rooms at Child Protective Services to make them look more welcoming, clean, and safe for children to live. Sara will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Kiana Bradley

Open Library Book Drive Girl Scout Troop 1680: Kiana collected over 700 books, magazines, and comics to donate to a domestic violence and human trafficking shelter. Kiana will graduate from Lancaster High School in 2013.

Catherine Brandt

Mural Painting at the Notre Dame School Girl Scout Troop 1145: Catherine improved the facade at the Notre Dame School, a school for children with developmental disabilities, by painting welcome murals in the hallway. Catherine will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Hannah Braun

Caring for Babies Girl Scout Troop 3344: Hannah worked with Community Partners of Dallas to donate blankets, clothes, diapers, and bath items to families in need. Hannah will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Kelsey Brawner

Volunteer Needs in Disguise Girl Scout Troop 4825: Kelsey held a volunteer fair, created a website, and distributed volunteer guides to provide information to people wanting to volunteer in their community. Kelsey will graduate from Aubrey High School in 2012.

Caroline Brennan

Cooking is Fun! Girl Scout Troop 1056: Caroline taught children how to cook an inexpensive yet nutritional meal, showing how eating healthy can be fun. Caroline will graduate from Episcopal School of Dallas in 2014.

Erin Brewer

Promise Peace Stage Girl Scout Troop 1900: Erin built a stage for local artists to perform and engage the community in the Promise of Peace Garden, whose mission is to help with the violence and drop-out rates of teens in the area. Erin will graduate from Richardson High School in 2012.

Stephanie Brogdon

4Bs Golden Garden Girl Scout Troop 614: Working with Audrey Figari, Stephanie and Audrey’s and project addressed the current decrease of the bee population and lack of pollination. They worked to plant bee gardens, complete with plants native to their area, to increase pollination. Stephanie and Audrey will both graduate from Highland Park High School in 2013.

Jericka Brown

Stimulating Fellowship Among Believers Girl Scout Troop 651: Jericka hosted a Reunion Celebration at her church with music, praise dancing, and singing to show appreciation to the senior church members. Jericka will graduate from David W. Carter High School in 2012.

Allison Bryant

Helping the World, One Health Kit at a Time Girl Scout Troop 623: Allison organized members of her community to prepare over 200 health kits for victims of natural disasters. Allison is a 2011 graduate of Wylie High School.

Amberly Buettner

Life Ties Girl Scout Troop 1570: Amberly made long blankets for the premature babies in incubators and donated them to a local hospital. Amberly is a 2011 graduate of Lewisville High School.

Mary Burfoot

St. Barnabas Youth Room Restoration Girl Scout Troop 3227: Mary restored her church’s youth room by painting walls, cleaning floors, and polishing furniture. Mary will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2012.

Catherine Buskmiller

Identification for the Refugees of St. Patrick Refugee Outreach Girl Scout Troop 1145: Catherine created photo identification cards for refugees at the St. Patrick Refugee Outreach Program.Catherine will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Ainsley Campbell

Bat Boxes for Beavers Bend Park Girl Scout Troop 1289: Ainsley constructed boxes to hang in the Frisco park area for bats to control the mosquito population.Ainsley will graduate from Frisco High School in 2012.

Megan Carroll

Girl Scouts Honor Our Troops Girl Scout Troop 503 and 1114: Working with Ashley McConnell and Natalie O’Brien, Megan coordinated a fun event for members of the military, complete with guest speakers and entertainment.Megan will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2012. Ashley will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012. Natalie will graduate from John Paul II High School in 2012.

Grace Cartwright

Stray Dog Project-Helping Animals Girl Scout Troop 3117: Grace addressed the issue of abandoned pets by hosting seminars to educate her audience about the responsibilities of caring for pets. Grace will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Kendra Chambers

Young Miss Socialite Girl Scout Troop 651: Kendra developed a four-day workshop to teach young girls social and dining etiquette. Kendra will graduate from Tyler Street Christian Academy in 2012.

Komal Charania

Day Camp Girl Scout Juliette: Komal hosted an arts and crafts day camp for children to show their creativity and gain confidence through individual and skill-building activities.Komal will graduate from R.L. Turner High School in 2013.

Jessica Christiansen

Reaching Out with AR Girl Scout Troop 450: Jessica taught a group of volunteers how to obtain the proper Accelerated Reader (AR) reading levels and points for books in Howe Community Library.Jessica will graduate from Sherman High School in 2013.

Jennifer Chung

The Panda Project Girl Scout Troop 269: Jennifer increased awareness of childhood cancer by coordinating informational interviews on the topic.Jennifer is a 2011 graduate of Plano Senior High School.

Imogen Clover-Brown

Kick Off to Summer Carnival Girl Scout Troop 614: Imogen coordinated a carnival for an organization that helps women and children in domestically abusive situations.Imogen will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2013.

Barrett Cole

Making Memories in West Dallas Girl Scout Troop 1145: Barrett took family portraits and created over 2,500 custom scrapbooks for families in West Dallas.Barrett will graduate from Shelton High School in 2013.

Helen Colliton

North Texas Wildlife Safety Girl Scout Troop 404: Helen created brochures, posters, and a PSA on how to remain safe when encountered by wild animals.Helen will graduate from Plano East Senior High School in 2012.

Shelby Conine

Building Benevolence: Supporting the Youth of Uganda Girl Scout Troop 1056: Working with Payton Scott, Shelby and Payton worked with the Empower African Children organization to build and furnish a new home for a family in Uganda.Shelby will graduate from the Episcopal School of Dallas in 2014. Payton will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2014.

Christie Cook

Hats for Heads Girl Scout Troop 2471: Christie led a group of volunteers in the design of over 70 embellished hats for children with cancer.Christie will graduate from North Hills Preparatory School in 2012.

Katherine Cook

Draw String Bags for Day Surgery Patients at Children’s Medical Center Girl Scout Juliette: Katherine created drawstring bags for day surgery patients to keep their clothing, instead of placing them in a plastic bag, and donated them to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.Katherine will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Rachael Cook

Music Box Girl Scout Troop 1900: Rachael led musical workshops for the children of the Ronald McDonald House. Rachael will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2012.

Tosha Cooper

Art from the Heart for Your Room Girl Scout Troop 633: Tosha worked with a local organization that provides support to homeless families and organized an educational art event for the children.Tosha will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

Megan Cornelison

It’s More Than Just a Drain Girl Scout Troop 1927: Megan educated her community on the importance of keeping storm drains clean. She gave several presentations explaining the need for clean water and how polluting storm drains affect that.Megan will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2012.

Jessica Cowley

Tira Cemetery Association Database and Grave Plotting System Girl Scout Troop 95: Jessica created an electronic database for an area cemetery, so families can easily track their ancestors. Jessica is a 2011 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School.

Christina Crandall

Instrument Petting Zoo Roars to Gold Girl Scout Troop 688: Christina redesigned the Educational & Community Division’s Instrument Petting Zoo by upgrading the instrument cases, story boards, activity booklet, and adding an audio component with Plano Symphony Orchestra.Christina is homeschooled and will graduate in 2012.

Courtney Crooks

Senior Prom Girl Scout Troop 3128: Courtney hosted a ‘senior prom’ at three senior living homes where she played music on her saxophone, made crafts, and played games with the residents.Courtney will graduate from Liberty High School in 2013.

Sydney Curtis

Home Garden Girl Scout Troop 1747: Sydney taught a group of Karenni refugees the best way to plant and grow their native spices in this different type of climate.Sydney will graduate from Berkner High School in 2012.

Megan Daugherty

Backpack to School Girl Scout Troop 225: Megan collected backpacks filled with school supplies for the Salvation Army to distribute to children in need.Megan will graduate from Media Arts Academy in 2013.

Arlean Dawes

What’s On Your Plate? Girl Scout Troop 623: Arlean conducted two food drives for the Christian Care Center and taught a class offering advice on nutrition, portion control, and the new USDA guidelines.Arlean is a 2011 graduate of Wylie High School.

Emily Dawsey

Howe Middle School Girls’ Locker Room Makeover Girl Scout Troop 450: Emily remodeled the girls’ locker room at Howe Middle School to give them more space and accessible lockers. Emily will graduate from Howe High School in 2014.

Kathryn Decker

Drama Roundup Girl Scout Troop 177: Kathryn organized a drama day camp for underprivileged children at Central Elementary School where they learned theater skills and other useful information.Kathryn will graduate from Flower Mound High School in 2013.

Jamie Erin Denison

Tie-Dye for Toddlers Girl Scout Troop 1384: Jamie made tie-dye sock slings that she donated for the young patients at Scottish Rite Hospital.Jamie is a 2011 graduate of Plano Senior High School.

Emily Dewberry

SET POINT – 15 LOVE Girl Scout Juliette: Emily organized a free Saturday tennis camp for at-risk children for six months.Emily will graduate form Highland Park High School in 2012.

Skyleigh Diesner

Let's S.T.O.P. Bullying! Girl Scout Troop 1923: Skyleigh’s project addressed the harmful effects of bullying for elementary age students. She worked with a team to create S.T.O.P (Students Taking on Prevention) bullying packets to teach children how to stop bullying in their schools. Skyleigh will graduate from Waxahachie Global High School in 2014.

Erin Dilliard

Music Mentorship Girl Scout Troop 3060: Erin taught free private music lessons to middle school band students with the help of older high school band members.Erin will graduate from Berkner High School in 2012.

Kalyn Dodson

Re-prayer Garden Project 2011 Girl Scout Troop 321: Kalyn revamped a garden outside of a church by placing rose bush trees, a stone angel, a bird bath, and added two benches for a better seating area.Kalyn will graduate from The Colony High School in 2013.

Rebecca Drobinski

Fit Fashionista: Beautiful Inside & Out Girl Scout Troop 2339: Rebecca informed young girls on maintaining a healthy body image by coordinating interactive workshops led by experts in nutrition, fitness, skin care, and make-up. Rebecca will graduate from Garland High School in 2013.

Imani Dunn

Words of Encouragement! Girl Scout Troop 1309: Imani crafted over 90 encouragement and inspiring words of wisdom boards to give to the residents at City House, an organization that provides shelter to abused and homeless children.Imani will graduate from McKinney High School in 2012.

Briana Dyson

Educational Garden 2011 Girl Scout Troop 2471: Briana built a garden where she could harvest vegetables for people who rely on food banks.Briana will graduate from Coppell High School in 2012.

Hannah Elandary

In Debt to Our Vets Girl Scout Troop 614: Hannah showed gratitude to our veterans by giving out 200 thank-you cards to them at a reception and sending many more to the soldiers in Iraq.Hannah will graduate from Richardson High School in 2013.

Andrea Emery

Welcome New Baby Girl Scout Troop 2471: Andrea put together kits for parents of newborns with Down Syndrome at Baylor Hospital. The kits included an informational DVD.Andrea is homeschooled and will graduate in 2012.

Aryana Esfahani

Donations and Blankets for Jonathan’s Place Girl Scout Troop 1108: Aryana made blankets and held a donation drive to gather jeans, personal products, and medicine for homeless children in the Dallas community.Aryana is a 2011 graduate of Ursuline Academy of Dallas.

Christine Evans

Have a Seat and Enjoy Nature Girl Scout Troop 1348: Christine led a team in constructing benches for the Farmers Branch John F. Burke Nature Preserve, making the park more family friendly and accessible for all.Christine will graduate from Newman Smith High School in 2012.

Catherine Fabris

The Digitization of St. Paul the Apostle Church’s Photographic History Girl Scout Troop 1108: Catherine organized a church’s photo albums into one digitally centralized archive for easier access to its historic photos.Catherine will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2013.

Sarah Felan

Clothe a Child Awareness for Prosper Girl Scout Troop 1624: Sarah hosted a “Clothe a Child” event where over 200 underprivileged children had the opportunity to receive new clothing items.Sarah will graduate from Prosper High School in 2013.

Koya Ferrell

Take the Lead Girl Scout Troop 1680: Koya used hands-on activities to discuss the issues of self-esteem and relationships with young girls. Koya will graduate from Mansfield High School in 2012.

Audrey Figari

4Bs Golden Garden Girl Scout Troop 614: Working with Stephanie Brogdon, Audrey and Stephanie’s project addressed the current decrease of the bee population and lack of pollination. They worked to plant bee gardens, complete with plants native to their area, to increase pollination.Audrey and Stephanie will both graduate from Highland Park High School in 2013.

Madeline Fink

Music and Arts Camp Girl Scout Troop 104: Madeline managed a 6-day camp to educate underprivileged children about theater, music, dance, and art. Madeline will graduate from Creekview High School in 2012.

Meredith Fisher

Mary R. Saner Child Development Center Fall Carnival Girl Scout Juliette: Meredith provided a safe and fun-filled event for the children, family, and teachers of Mary R. Saner Child Development Center, an organization that provides early childhood education.Meredith will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Mary Flickinger

Picnic Tables Girl Scout Troop 3226: Mary Elizabeth led a team of volunteers in installing picnic tables and making landscaping improvements to the outdoor area at the Church of the Epiphany.Mary Elizabeth will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2013.

Meredith Forehand

Therapeutic Horticulture Workshop for Teens/Twenties with Special Needs Girl Scout Juliette: Meredith used horticulture to help young adults with special needs by working with them on educational projects and crafts.Meredith will graduate from Plano East High School in 2012.

Marissa Forray

Giving Thanks Girl Scout Troop 1648: Marissa worked with special needs students to improve their motor control and independence through simple activities. Marissa is a 2011 graduate of Plano West Senior High School.

Nyasha Franklin

Swifter Clean Girl Scout Troop 651: Nyasha worked to update the facilities at the African American Museum in the historic Fair Park by cleaning the walls, doors, and floors. Nyasha will graduate from Lincoln High School in 2012.

Evelyn Freeman

Be-Leaf It! Girl Scout Troop 9999: Evelyn created an informational display of leaves at the Jones Nature Center to show visitors the type of trees at the center.Evelyn will graduate from Carroll Senior High School in 2012.

Megan Frye

Introduction to Musical Theater Girl Scout Troop 847: Megan provided fun and educational activities by teaching songs, dances, and games for the children at New Friends New Life, an organization that helps women rebuild their lives.Megan will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Elizabeth Fuhrman

A Family Media Room for Family Gateway Girl Scout Troop 1713: Elizabeth held a donation drive and raised money to furnish a media room for homeless families at the Family Gateway Center.Elizabeth will graduate from Central High School in 2013.

Kaline Gabriel

Boots for Bolivians Girl Scout Troop 1309: Kaline collected over 200 soccer cleats to donate to an organization in Bolivia which keeps children away from drugs and gangs by offering them a place to play soccer.Kaline will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

Amy Garvey

Snow Cones for the Children of Scottish Rite Girl Scout Troop 8861: Amy taught child safety to the children at Scottish Rite Hospital. She also donated a snow cone machine to keep families and patients entertained during visits. Amy will graduate from Keystone High School in 2012.

Kelly Gee

E-Recycling Round-Up Girl Scout Troop 766: Kelly arranged an “e-waste” drop-off site to educate people on how to discard their electronics by recycling. Kelly will graduate from Episcopal School of Dallas in 2012.

Rebecca Genung

T.R.A.C. Girl Scout Troop 321: Rebecca educated members of her community on the wildlife in their local area by leading an informational session called Animals of Our Community. Rebecca will graduate from The Colony High School in 2013.

Mary Gillam

I Am Beautiful Girl Scout Troop 321: Mary boosted the self-esteem of young girls by facilitating fun and educational activities that demonstrated that beauty comes from the inside.Mary will graduate from The Colony High School in 2013.

Julia Goebel

Center Stage Dance Camp Girl Scout Troop 688: Julia held two dance camps to teach at-risk children a variety of dance styles. Julia will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2012.

Leah Gonterman

Operation: DI Girl Scout Troop 2770: Leah assembled a group of volunteers from local high school organizations to assist at the Destination Imagination tournament, an event that teaches children creative problem solving skills. Through her efforts, the DI tournament now has a sustainable source of volunteers. Leah will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2013.

Aarifa Gowani

Unknown Secret Girl Scout Troop 2143: Aarifa and her volunteers visited senior citizens at a rehabilitation center and gave them gifts, including event photos and a scrapbook. Aarifa will graduate from North Hills Preparatory School in 2013.

Sajida Gowani

The Faded Shells Girl Scout Troop 2143: Sajida organized fun activities for members of a local rehabilitation center. Her project brought a sense of community to the center and encouraged the residents to start new friendships.Sajida will graduate from North Hills Preparatory School in 2012.

Katherine Grandell

Homeless Packs for Those in Need Girl Scout Troop 1344: Katherine assembled over 400 personal item kits for MetroCrest Social Services. She also put together an instructional manual for future volunteers.Katherine will graduate from Newman Smith High School in 2012.

Allison Greer

Improving Community Awareness of Health and Safety Issues Girl Scout Troop 2086: Greer hosted an informative Health and Safety Fair for her community, complete with booths, pamphlets, and interactive displays.Greer is a 2011 graduate of Richardson High School.

Sophie Gregory

Operation Healthy Girl Girl Scout Troop 2086: Working with Katelyn Teter, Sophie and Katelyn held a 4-day camp about nutrition and fitness. She instructed her campers on making healthy eating and exercise decisions.Sophie and Katelyn are both 2011 graduates of Richardson High School.

Diva Gulati

Finger Puppets for Children’s Hospital Girl Scout Troop 1927: Diva made finger puppets and handed them out to each child waiting to go home from her local children’s hospital. Diva will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2012.

Sally Haden

Sock Drive for Central Market’s Feast of Sharing Girl Scout Troop 1321: Sally donated over 4,000 pairs of socks to people in need at Central Market’s Feast of Sharing held in Fair Park.Sally is a 2011 graduate of Ursuline Academy of Dallas.

Allison Hall

Jeanette’s Little Haven Summer Art Camp Girl Scout Troop 557: Allison provided a creative outlet and a fun summer art education program for children who do not normally have the opportunity to do art projects.Allison will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Sana Hamirani

From Trash to Treasure Girl Scout Troop 2143: Sana held presentations, complete with real life situations, to educate the community on the importance of taking care of the environment. Sana is a 2011 graduate of Creekview High School.

Audrey Harvey

Elementary Literacy Program Girl Scout Troop 2471: Audrey held a workshop, book drive, and an after-school reading program to engage students in her community to be excited about reading.Audrey will graduate from New Tech High School in 2012.

Carolyn Haskins

Increasing Fiber Girl Scout Troop 1948: Carolyn stressed the importance of incorporating fiber in one’s diet by working with the Dallas Independent School District to serve foods that are high in fiber in their cafeteria. Carolyn is a 2011 graduate of the School for the Talented and Gifted.

Catherine Hauder

Reading for Kids Girl Scout Troop 3344: Catherine created audiobooks for the children of Refugee Resource Inc., an organization that assists refugees in need. She taught them how to use the audiobooks to help improve their reading skills. Catherine will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2013.

Robyn Hedke

Laughter Warms Your Heart Like a Good Coat Girl Scout Troop 2123: Robyn led a coat donation drive and held a lock-in for disadvantaged young girls where she taught them positive self-esteem skills.Robyn will graduate from Garland High School in 2012.

Catherine Heemann

Reading with Harry the Dog Girl Scout Troop 593: Catherine coordinated a children’s reading program in her local community where she stressed the importance of reading and encouraged children to read more.Catherine will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Adrienne Helbing

Letters of Hope Girl Scout Troop 503: Working with Audrey Helbing, and Ashley Kelso, Adrienne sent letters of encouragement to the women of Nexus Recovery Center, an organization that provides substance abuse services. Adrienne and Audrey will both graduate from Allen High School in 2012.Ashley will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

Audrey Helbing

Letters of Hope Girl Scout Troop 503: Working with Adrienne Helbing, and Ashley Kelso, Audrey sent letters of encouragement to the women of Nexus Recovery Center, an organization that provides substance abuse services. Audrey and Adrienne will both graduate from Allen High School in 2012.Ashley will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

Ladiella Henderson

Advocate for Early Immunization Girl Scout Troop 800: Ladiella educated parents on the benefit of having their child receive immunizations early in the summer through informational booths and presentations at local day cares and churches.Ladiella is a 2010 graduate of Marshall High School.

Bryna Herskowitz

Raising Awareness for Organ Donation Girl Scout Troop 1369: Bryna put together several presentations in order to raise awareness in her community about organ donation. Bryna will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2012.

Erin Hishinuma

Horses ‘R’ Us Educational & Fun Activity Book Girl Scout Troop 1056: Erin created an activity book called “Horses ‘R’ Us” to get children involved with horses and teach them how to care for horses properly.Erin will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2013.

Caroline Hodge

Volunteer Fair Girl Scout Troop 1142: Working with Rachel Wallace, Caroline and Rachel hosted a volunteer fair that matched local high school students looking for volunteer opportunities with organizations in need of volunteers. Caroline and Rachel will both graduate from Ranchview High School in 2013.

Sehar Hooda

Blast from the Past Girl Scout Troop 2143: Sehar preserved the memories of a recreation center by creating a photo archive of past events and activities. Sehar will graduate from Ranchview High School in 2013.

Isabelle Hutchinson

Kid’s Closet Transformation Girl Scout Troop 450: Isabelle worked with Kid’s Closet, an organization that donates new clothing to children in need, to renovate their office space. She organized, painted, and the dressing room.Isabelle will graduate from Sherman High School in 2012.

Elizabeth Iliya

Baskets for Babies Girl Scout Troop 3117: Elizabeth collected donations and put together baby baskets that she delivered to expectant mothers in need.Elizabeth will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Sarah Jenkins

Baskets of Hope Girl Scout Troop 1077: Sarah put together over 100 baskets of cleaning supplies for the residents of The Family Place, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence.Sarah will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Rubina Jivani

Teaching Students with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome & The Child with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome Girl Scout Troop 2143: Rubina educated her community about autism by hosting a presentation; complete with a discussion led by autism experts.Rubina will graduate from Creekview High School in 2012.

Laila Jiwani

We’ve Got Your Back Girl Scout Troop 2143: Laila and her volunteers sewed neck pillows for the soldiers overseas to maintain spinal alignment while sleeping. Laila is a 2011 graduate of Hebron High School.

Shareen Jiwani

Buckner Summer Camp Girl Scout Juliette: Shareen helped the children at Buckner International, an organization that helps children in need, to have a memorable summer by hosting a summer camp with many fun activities and games.Shareen will graduate from Hebron High School in 2013.

Kristin Johnson

Low-Income Library Girl Scout Troop 8861: Kristin donated books and furniture to a retirement center, then reorganized the library for residents to have a comfortable place to read.Kristin will graduate from Plano East Senior High School in 2013.

Sequoya Johnson

Storehouse Food Pantry Canned Food Drive Girl Scout Troop 321: Sequoya addressed the issue of hunger in her community by coordinating a canned food drive. She raised over 1,000 cans to donate to The Storehouse, a local food bank. Sequoya will graduate from The Colony High School in 2013.

Becca Jones

Blessings for Babies Girl Scout Troop 1941: Working with Kristian Michel , Becca and Kristian held a workshop to inform teenagers about the implications of having a baby. The workshop also gave mothers and daughters a newfound opportunity to discuss these issues.Becca and Kristian will both graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

Eryn Jordan

Food For Thought Girl Scout Troop 104: Eryn held a 4-day Kitchen and Safety Camp for special-needs children, teaching them recipes, kitchen games, and camp songs.Eryn will graduate from Hebron High School in 2012.

Keerti Kalra

Keerti’s Bridge of Generations Girl Scout Troop 1921: Keerti led a group of volunteers in visiting TLC for Seniors Inc., a local assisted living facility. They shared stories and also benefitted from the advice of the residents.Keerti will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

Shaireen Karim

Shaireen’s Gold Award Girl Scout Troop 2143: Shaireen built shelves to store her school’s electronic tablets in a more convenient and safe place when not in use during graphic design class. Shaireen is a 2011 graduate of Plano West Senior High School.

Ashley Kelso

Letters of Hope Girl Scout Troop 503: Adrienne, Ashley, and Audrey sent letters of encouragement to the women of Nexus Recovery Center, an organization that provides substance abuse services. Adrienne and Audrey will both graduate from Allen High School in 2012.Ashley will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

Emily Kruse

Celebrating at C.C. Young Girl Scout Troop 2086: Emily planned and hosted several birthday celebrations at local assisted living facilities. The residents played games, celebrated, and madefestive decorations.Emily is a 2011 graduate of Richardson High School.

Julianna Kubiak

Refurbishing the Outdoor Play Area at the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center Girl Scout Troop 2086: Julianna cleaned the outdoor play area at Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center, an organization that works against child abuse, by trimming vines and updating outdoor tables. Juliana will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2013.

Laura Lagunez

Music of the Heart Girl Scout Troop 1344: Laura taught children the importance of music by holding informational sessions with her high school’s orchestra.Laura will graduate from R.L. Turner High School in 2012.

McKinsey Landers

Kid’s Krafts Girl Scout Troop 171: McKinsey worked with the children at the local Salvation Army to provide them with fun craft activities. She also created a craft stand to keep at the Salvation Army to store extra craft items.McKinsey will graduate from Bishop TK Gorman School in 2012.

Rachel Landman

Day of Hunger Girl Scout Troop 1112: Rachel worked to educate a group of children about world hunger by using hands-on activities to demonstrate to them what underprivileged children often experience in other countries. Rachel will graduate from Allen High School in 2013.

Heather Leigh

Celina High School Greenhouse Enrichment Project Girl Scout Troop 2541: Working with Iva Nielson, Heather and Iva planted a garden with native Texas plants to enhance the greenhouse at Celina High School.Heather and Iva will both graduate from Celina High School in 2012.

Sarah Lovell

Nacho Ordinary Campout: Overnight at the Farmstead Girl Scout Troop 493: Sarah coordinated a fun overnight event at the Heritage Farmstead Museum. She directed all the activities from preparing crafts to making s’mores.Sarah will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2012.

DeAnna Lucas

J.H. Moore Nature Trail Girl Scout Troop 2025: Working with Lani, Bolm, DeAnna and Lani created an outdoor learning environment at the J.H. Moore Elementary School Nature Trail to give teachers a new place to teach classes.DeAnna and Lani will both graduate from Marshall High School in 2013.

Margaret Lynn

Embrace the Arts Workshop for Brother Bill’s Helping Hands Girl Scout Troop 557: Margaret held an Arts and Music Workshop to raise awareness about using the arts as a means of self-expression.Margaret will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Sydney Malin

Welcome to Hollywood! Girl Scout Troop 1145: Sydney encouraged creativity through fun Hollywood themed, activities for the children at Rainbow Days Incorporated, an organization that helps families living in poverty. Sydney will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Adrianne Malone

Addy & Chance’s Gold n Eagle Girl Scout Troop 1114: Adrianne organized a golf tournament and collected over $3,000 to make home starter kits for graduating seniors from Waco Methodist Children’s Home, an organization that provides foster services and residential care to children.Adrianne will graduate from W.T. White High School in 2012.

Mary Mangin

Tonga and United States Bridge Program Girl Scout Troop 1056: Mary educated the children of Tonga about the world by creating a video and craft books containing information about each continent. Mary will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Lilly Mannas

Birthday Boxes Girl Scout Troop 3344: Lilly led her volunteers in decorating 30 birthday boxes to give out to the children at Child Protective Services.Lilly will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Shelby Mason

Senior Sock Hop Girl Scout Troop 756: Working with Courtney Bolin, Shelby and Courtney collected socks and slippers for senior citizens at The Brady Center and volunteered their time at St. Joseph’s Senior Center. Shelby will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.Courtney will graduate from New Tech High at Coppell in 2012.

Ashley McConnell

Girl Scouts Honor Our Troops Girl Scout Troop 503 and 1114: Working with Megan Carroll and Natalie O’Brien, Ashley, Megan, and Natalie coordinated a fun event for members of the military, complete with guest speakers and entertainment. Ashley will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012. Megan will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2012. Natalie will graduate from John Paul II High School in 2012.

Katie McFadden

Christmas in July Girl Scout Troop 3060: Katie improved the teen activity room at Medical City Children’s Hospital by reorganizing the storage closet, bookshelves, and placing new posters on the walls.Katie will graduate from Wylie East High School in 2013.

Hannah McGovern-Wenkstern

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County Children’s Room Girl Scout Troop 3060: Hannah renovated the teen room at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County by painting a mural and organizing crafts.Hannah will graduate from Trinity Christian Academy in 2012.

Katherine McGowan

Food and Blankets for Babies Girl Scout Troop 1900: Katherine held an educational presentation about Jonathan’s Place, an emergency shelter for abused and abandoned children. She also collected canned goods and made fleece blankets to donate to the organization.Hannah will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2012.

Maggie McMahon

Play Therapy Room Rejuvenation Girl Scout Troop 68: Maggie created a play therapy room at Friends of the Family where battered children can be counseled in a comfortable environment.Maggie will graduate from Flower Mound High School in 2012.

Anna McMullen

Helping the Christian Science Church in Joplin Girl Scout Troop 46: Anna organized a donation drive to give to Friends of the Family, an organization that helps battered children. She also held a donation drive for victims of the Joplin, Missouri tornado. Anna will graduate from Marcus High School in 2013.

Elizabeth Meyer

DCFOF Sandplay Shelves Girl Scout Troop 1954: Elizabeth built custom shelves for a play therapy group room at Friends of the Family, an organization that helps battered children.Elizabeth will graduate from Coppell High School in 2012.

Kristian Michel

Blessings for Babies Girl Scout Troop 1941: Working with Becca Jones, Kristian and Becca held a workshop to inform teenagers about the implications of having a baby. The workshop also gave mothers and daughters a newfound opportunity to discuss these issues. Kristian and Becca will both graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

Madeline Migis

Project “Project H.E.L.P.” Girl Scout Troop 989: Working with Michelle Pitcher, Madeline and Michelle teamed up with a local nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to members of the community. They held a food drive and raised money to donate blankets and office items to the organization.Madeline and Michelle will both graduate from Coppell High School in 2013.

Mary Mikule

Free Children’s Drama Camp Girl Scout Troop 171: Mary taught drama activities to the children at the Faith Based Learning Center. Mary will graduate from Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School in 2012.

Abby Miller

A Day with the Plano Symphony: Inspiring Kids to Love Music Girl Scout Troop 1289: Abby organized free programs through the Plano Symphony Orchestra to have music education and musicians perform at public libraries.Abby will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

Iram Mitha

Socks for Tots Girl Scout Troop 2142 and Girl Scout Troop 225: Working with Lauren Tea, Iram and Lauren collected and decorated over 200 socks that were used as arm slings for young patients at Scottish Rite Hospital. Iram will graduate from Parish Episcopal School in 2012. Lauren will graduate from Marcus High School in 2013.

Karen Mixtacki

"Flowers for Families" Planting Day Event and Anti-Litter Campaign: Planting 4,000 Daffodils in Oran Good Park Girl Scout Troop 1348: Karen planted daffodils at Oran Good Park in Farmers Branch. She planted the flowers in hopes to decrease littering and increase appreciation for the park.Karen will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Saniya Mohammad

ID Cards for Safety Girl Scout Troop 2143: Saniya made ID cards for the students at Mi Escuelita School, a pre-school for low-income children, to help keep them safe.Saniya will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2012.

Veronica Montgomery

Music Memories Girl Scout Troop 104: Veronica engaged the residents at Prestonwood Court Assisted Living Center with live performances and taught them about different instruments.Veronica will graduate from Hebron High School in 2012.

Lauren Moore

Therapeutic Horse Back Riding Games Manual Girl Scout Troop 1089: Lauren created a manual with unique games that can improve horseback riding abilities of all ages and held a game day at ManeGait, a therapeutic horsemanship center, to demonstrate them.Lauren will graduate from Shepton High School in 2014.

Ashley Moos

Charlie’s Little Angels Girl Scout Troop 2123: Ashley provided a better Christmas for the women and children at New Beginning Center crisis shelter that were not able to be with loved ones during the holidays.Ashley will graduate from Garland High School in 2012.

Hannah Moss

Youth Girls Sports Camp Girl Scout Troop 2064: Hannah organized a sports camp for underprivileged girls. She also provided them with pamphlets explaining the importance of staying active.Hannah will graduate from Richardson High School in 2012.

Ellen Murphy

Vickery Meadows Birthday Party Girl Scout Troop 557: Ellen worked with Vickery Meadows Learning Center, an organization that teaches English literacy skills to children and adults. She gave the children birthday books and taught them about the importance of reading.Ellen will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Margaret Murphy

The Library for Adults – Together We Learn ESL Program Girl Scout Troop 3117: Margaret developed audio books for the Together We Learn program, an early childhood program for low-income children.Margaret will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Devi Nair

Aid for Abhaya Girl Scout Troop 766: Devi educated her community about the struggles young, underprivileged girls from India go through. She also collected supplies to donate to an Indian school.Devi will graduate from the Episcopal School of Dallas in 2012.

Mariko Nakamura

The Relationships Girl Scout Troop 1954: Mariko held educational seminars about building healthy relationships between high school girls and boys, complete with experts on this topic.Mariko will graduate from Texas Academy of Math and Science in 2012.

Caroline Nelson

"First Night Home" Bag Girl Scout Troop 847: Working with Cristina Reimer, Caroline and Cristina put together 300 ‘first night home’ bags for Operation Kindness, a local animal shelter, to send home with people who adopted cats and dogs.Caroline and Cristina will both graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Sarah Newman

Teen Scene Girl Scout Troop 450: Sarah created a fun, comfortable environment for teenagers to read and do homework at Howe Community Library.Sarah will graduate from Gunter High School in 2014.

Iva Nielson

Celina High School Greenhouse Enrichment Project Girl Scout Troop 2541: Working with Heather Leigh, Iva and Heather planted a garden with native Texas plants to enhance the greenhouse at Celina High School.Iva and Heather will both graduate from Celina High School in 2012.

Laura Noller

Ramps Girl Scout Troop 1114: Laura worked with “The Dallas Ramp Project” to build and paint wheelchair ramps for the homes of underprivileged families.Laura will graduate from Warren Travis White High School in 2012.

Natalie O’Brien

Girl Scouts Honor Our Troops Girl Scout Troop 503 and 1114: Working with Megan Carroll and Ashley McConnell, Natalie, Megan and Ashley coordinated a fun event for members of the military, complete with guest speakers and entertainment. Natalie will graduate from John Paul II High School in 2012. Megan will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2012.Ashley will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

Erin Odom

Healthy Eating, Active Lifestyles Girl Scout Troop 756: Erin held a lock-in at the Coppell YMCA where children learned the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. Erin will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Shannon Odom

Making an Impact through Literature Girl Scout Troop 756: Shannon collected over 1,000 books to make a library for Together We Learn, an early childhood program for low-income children. She also coordinated a game night for the residents of The Brady Center. Shannon will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Jacqueline Osborn

McKinney Memoirs Girl Scout Troop 3305: Jacqueline helped collect history for Chestnut Square, a historic area of McKinney, by interviewing local members of the community. Jacqueline is homeschooled and will graduate in 2012.

Sarah O’Toole

Got Games? Girl Scout Troop 2471: Sarah managed two Girl Scout Junior Badge workshops. She also planned and led several activity nights for the residents at the Silverado Senior Living Center.Sarah will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

Andrea Overton

Operation: Birthday Gifts and Entertainment Center Girl Scout Troop 331: Working with Whitney Sinclair and Kelsey Stute, Andrea, Kelsey, and Whitney donated over 100 birthday gifts and a new entertainment system to the residents of Collinwood Rehabilitation Center, a local nursing home.Andrea and Whitney will both graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012. Kelsey will graduate from Community High School in 2012.

Carly Pablos

Accelerated Reader (AR) and young Authors’ Festival at Cesar Chavez Girl Scout Troop 1941: Working with Ashley Stansbury, Carly and Ashley boosted students’ confidence in reading and writing through tests from the Accelerated Reader program. They also hosted a Young Authors’ Festival for the Cesar Chavez Learning Center.Carly and Ashley will both graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

Sabrina Padilla

‘Rina and ‘Riah’s Pet Extravaganza Girl Scout Troop 2339: Working with Mariah Terry, Sabrina and Mariah hosted an educational seminar for new pet owners, complete with presentations by local pet experts. Sabrina and Mariah will both graduate from Garland High School in 2013.

Hannah Patterson

Gardening and Nutrition Workshop Girl Scout Juliette: Hannah coordinated a camp to teach at-risk children the importance of staying healthy. She taught them how to start their own home garden and other educational activities to encourage them to live a healthy lifestyle.Hannah will graduate from Richardson High School in 2012.

Madison Peck

Stars for Smiles Girl Scout Troop 321: Madison made blankets and pillows to donate to the Children’s Craniofacial Association in Dallas, whose mission is to empower and give hope to children affected by facial differences.Madison will graduate from The Colony High School in 2014.

Julianne Percy

Back to School Event Girl Scout Troop 3344: Julianne held several donation drives for school supplies benefitting the children of the SM Wright Foundation in South Dallas. Julianne will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2013.

Rachel Piles

Challenge Yourself Girl Scout Troop 2134: Rachel helped create a new challenge course element at Camp Gilmont, a local Christian camp.Rachel will graduate from Allen High School in 2013.

Mary Pipkin

Crazy Cupcakes Girl Scout Troop 847: Mary led Cupcake Camps for the children at New Friends and New Life, an organization that helps women rebuild their lives. Her goal was to entertain and inspire the children through her project.Mary will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Michelle Pitcher

Project “Project H.E.L.P.” Girl Scout Troop 989: Working with Madeline Migis, Michelle and Madeline teamed up with a local nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to members of the community. They held a food drive and raised money to donate blankets and office items to the organization.Michelle and Madeline will both graduate from Coppell High School in 2013.

Anna Poliner

KTA: Kids Take Action Girl Scout Troop 3344: Anna decorated boxes and filled them with games, puzzles, and word searches for children at local hospitals to be entertained during their stay.Anna will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

McKenzie Price

Senior Time Girl Scout Troop 1309: Working with Emily Snelling, McKenzie and Emily coordinated a fun social event for the residents of Sunrise Senior Living informing them about upcoming community events they could participate in.McKenzie and Emily will both graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

Tori Proctor

Going Global Girl Scout Juliette: Tori made a virtual travelogue with many different countries to share with the residents of a Plano nursing home. She included customs, foods, and hands-on activities for them to try.Tori will graduate from Plano East Senior High School in 2012.

Krystil Pruett

Women’s Health Fair Girl Scout Juliette: Krystil led an educational workshop where she taught women to focus on their physical and emotional health. Krystil will graduate from Lovejoy High School in 2012.

Pascale Queralt

A Green Future Girl Scout Troop 1145: Pascale implemented a recycling system at the Arlington Life Shelter, an organization that provides assistance to homeless individuals. She also hosted an event to teach the children at the shelter the importance of recycling.Pascale will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2013.

Christina Ramette

Texoma Youth Camp Improvements in the Girls’ Cabin Girl Scout Troop 2780: Christina made improvements at the Texoma Youth Camp, a local Christian camp by building a more useful shelf space in the girls’ cabin. Christina is a 2011 graduate of Willow Bend Academy.

Karishma Ratnani

Let’s Get Moving! Girl Scout Troop 2143: Karishma coordinated a 3-day sports clinic for the children at Family Place, an organization that helps victims of family violence. At the clinic, they learned the importance of staying in shape and working as a team.Karishma will graduate from R.L. Turner High School in 2013.

Priyanka Ravi

Special Olympics Fun Family Socials Girl Scout Troop 2753: Priyanka created a fun, social event for Coppell Special Olympic athletes and their families.Priyanka will graduate from New Tech High at Coppell in 2012.

Aubree Reddy

Building Brighter Bobcats Girl Scout Troop 37: Aubree’s project focused on an economically disadvantaged elementary school in her community. She collected and organized books for the library, donated school supplies, and hosted a thank you luncheon for the teachers.Aubree will graduate from Plano East Senior High School in 2013.

Shreya Reddy

Dance the Day Away! Girl Scout Troop 3164: Shreya held a dance workshop for special needs children, making sure each participant received special attention throughout the event. Shreya will graduate from Texas Academy of Math and Science in 2013.

Cristina Reimer

“First Night Home” Bag Girl Scout Troop 847: Working with Caroline Nelson, Cristina and Caroline put together 300 ‘first night home’ bags for Operation Kindness, a local animal shelter, to send home with people who adopted cats and dogs.Cristina and Caroline will both graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Sarah Rosselet

Project Imagination Girl Scout Troop 1384: Sarah assembled bags containing art supplies for the patients at Children’s Medical Center who were too sick to participate in regularly scheduled art activities. Sarah is a 2011 graduate of Plano Senior High School.

Jewel Ross-Ferguson

The City of Marshall’s Park Pavilions Using Solar Energy Girl Scout Troop 800: Jewel led a team of volunteers in installing a solar lighting system at Marshall Park. Her improvements resulted in better visibility for outdoor activities at night.Jewel will graduate from Marshall Senior High School in 2012.

Katie Rozell

Go to Graduation Girl Scout Troop 477: Katie mentored a group of at-risk students, helping them set goals to graduate from high school and obtain a college degree.Katie will graduate from Robert E. Lee High School in 2012.

Katelyn Russell

Design and Construction of a Deck for the Art Centre Theater Girl Scout Troop 688: Katelyn built a deck with tables and benches in front of the Plano Art Centre Theatre where guests can spend time before and after a performance. Katelyn will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2012.

Melanie Schroers

Ovilla Chapel Photo Spot Girl Scout Troop 2227: Melanie led a group of volunteers in planting a garden at Ovilla United Methodist Church, resulting in a beautiful place for churchgoers to take photographs.Melanie will graduate from Midlothian High School in 2014.

Renee Schuldt

Read Across Texas Girl Scout Troop 1800: Renee collected over 1,000 books for the Franklin County Library, extending its selection of books in all genres.Renee will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2013.

Payton Scott

Building Benevolence: Supporting the Youth of Uganda Girl Scout Troop 1056: Working with Shelby Conine, Payton and Shelby worked with the Empower African Children organization to build and furnish a new home for a family in Uganda. Payton will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2014.Shelby will graduate from the Episcopal School of Dallas in 2014.

Laura Scully

Something to Cheer About Girl Scout Troop 3344: Laura coordinated a 5-day cheerleading camp for children with epilepsy, teaching them cheers and furthering their education about epilepsy. Laura will graduate from Parish Episcopal School in 2014.

Caphlene Seidemann

Building a Trail at Cedar Hill State Park Girl Scout Troop 3344: Caphlene remodeled the trail at Cedar Hill State Park by replacing boards and removing weeds to give the trail a fresh look.Caphlene will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2013.

Elizabeth Seitz

The Cooking Crew Girl Scout Troop 400: Elizabeth held a culinary workshop for underprivileged teenagers at Neighborhood Service Council. During the workshop she taught healthy eating tips and talked about careers in culinary arts. Elizabeth will graduate from Richardson High School in 2013.

Holly Shipp

Survivor: Home Edition Girl Scout Troop 316: Holly made over 100 First Aid kits complete with doctor approved first aid information and distributed them at a community health fair.Holly will graduate from Plano East Senior High School in 2012.

Charlotte Showalter

Jubilee Park and Community Center Earth Week for Children Girl Scout Troop 5574: Charlotte taught elementary school students at Jubilee Park, a community center in South Dallas, about environmental issues through books, crafts and other educational activities.Charlotte will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Katherine Shuster

Kits of Care Girl Scout Troop 68: Katherine assembled new mother welcome kits donated them to mothers of premature babies.Katherine will graduate from Flower Mound High School in 2012.

Whitney Sinclair

Operation: Birthday Gifts and Entertainment Center Girl Scout Troop 331: Working with Working with Andrea Overton and Kelsey Stute, Whitney, Andrea, Kelsey donated over 100 birthday gifts and a new entertainment system to the residents of Collinwood Rehabilitation Center, a local nursing home. Whitney and Andrea will both graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.Kelsey will graduate from Community High School in 2012.

Emily Snelling

Senior Time Girl Scout Troop 1309: Working with McKenzie Price, Emily and McKenzie coordinated a fun social event for the residents of Sunrise Senior Living informing them about upcoming community events they could participate in.Emily and McKenzie will both graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

Amanda Standley

Glamorous Garbage Cans, Focus on the Beauty of Nature Girl Scout Juliette: Amanda led a group of volunteers in painting trash cans to be used at Lake Texoma, resulting in less littering in the area.Amanda will graduate from Richland Collegiate High School in 2013.

Sarah Stanfield

Build-A-Legacy Community Fair Girl Scout Troop 225: Sarah hosted a non-profit fair in her community to match individuals with volunteer opportunities.Sarah will graduate from Marcus High School in 2013.

Catherine Stanford

Circle of Friends Ball Girl Scout Troop 68: Catherine coordinated a special formal event for the special needs children at her school.Catherine is a 2011 graduate of Flower Mound High School.

Ashley Stansbury

Accelerated Reader (AR) and young Authors’ Festival at Cesar Chavez Girl Scout Troop 1941: Working with Carly Pablos, Ashley and Carly boosted students’ confidence in reading and writing through tests from the Accelerated Reader program. They also hosted a Young Authors’ Festival for the Cesar Chavez Learning Center.Ashley and Carly will both graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

Dillon Stark

Stark and Thompson’s Musical Theater camp Girl Scout Troop 68 and Girl Scout Troop 593: Working with Marisa Thompson, Dillon and Marisa coordinated a three week camp focusing on dance, music and theater for inner-city students. Dillon will graduate from Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts in 2012. Marisa will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2012.

Kelsey Stute

Operation: Birthday Gifts and Entertainment Center Girl Scout Troop 331: Working with Andrea Overton and Whitney Sinclair, Kelsey, Andrea, and Whitney donated over 100 birthday gifts and a new entertainment system to the residents of Collinwood Rehabilitation Center, a local nursing home. Kelsey will graduate from Community High School in 2012.Andrea and Whitney will both graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

Jewel Swafford

What You Don’t Know About Scoliosis Girl Scout Juliette: Jewel educated her peers about scoliosis by developing a Japanese comic book that discussed the condition in a unique and interesting way.Jewel will graduate from Allen High School in 2013.

Marissa Taglieri

Totes for Tots Girl Scout Troop 225: Marissa made emergency bags filled with books, clothes, snacks, and toys for children affected by domestic violence.Marissa will graduate from Marcus High School in 2013.

Lauren Teal

Socks for Tots Girl Scout Troop 2142 and Girl Scout Troop 225: Working with Iram Mitha, Lauren and Iram collected and decorated over 200 socks that were used as arm slings for young patients at Scottish Rite Hospital. Lauren will graduate from Marcus High School in 2013. Iram will graduate from Parish Episcopal School in 2012.

Barbara Templin

Head Start Library at Science Place II, Fair Park Girl Scout Troop 3227: Barbara renovated the Head Start Library at Science Place II, a childcare center in Dallas, by painting walls, installing glass windows, and adding energy efficient light bulbs.Barbara will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2012.

Tessa Tenczar

Rebuilding Glider Girl Scout Troop 3305: Tessa led a team of volunteers to restore a gliding swing at Chestnut Square, a historic area in McKinney. Tessa is homeschooled and will graduate in 2012.

Mariah Terry

‘Rina and ‘Riah’s Pet Extravaganza Girl Scout Troop 2339: Workign with Sabrina Padilla, Mariah and Sabrina hosted an educational seminar for new pet owners, complete with presentations by local pet experts. Mariah and Sabrina will both graduate from Garland High School in 2013.

Katelyn Teter

Operation Healthy Girl Girl Scout Troop 2086: Working with Sophie Gregory, Katelyn and Sophie held a 4-day camp about nutrition and fitness. She instructed her campers on making healthy eating and exercise decisions.Katelyn and Sophie are both 2011 graduates of Richardson High School.

Courtney Thate

Family Promise Outreach Girl Scout Troop 1816: Courtney built a swing set for Family Promise, an organization that helps homeless families of Collin County. She also held a toy drive for the organization.Courtney will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2013.

Savannah Thomas

Home Safety Outreach Kits Girl Scout Troop 2541: Savannah assembled 30 home-safety kits with basic childproof equipment and bilingual instructions on how-to use them and donated them to Plano Children’s Medical Clinic.Savannah is a 2011 graduate of Celina High School.

Marisa Thompson

Stark and Thompson’s Musical Theater camp Girl Scout Troop 68 and Girl Scout Troop 593: Working with Dillon Stark, Marisa and Dillon coordinated a three week camp focusing on dance, music and theater for inner-city students. Marisa will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2012. Dillon will graduate from Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts in 2012.

Janice Tippett

Food Pantry Girl Scout Juliette: Janice started a food pantry at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and worked with other local organizations to donate food items.Janice will graduate from Naaman Forest High School in 2012.

Annabel Toole

Play it Safe! Girl Scout Troop 847: Annabel designed educational activity sheets about beach safety to be used on children’s menus at several Florida restaurants.Annabel will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

Marissa Tyson

Hall of Honor Girl Scout Troop 1522: Marissa recognized the retired police officers of Lewisville by creating a Hall of Honor to display the many accomplishments of the Lewisville police department.Marissa is a 2011 graduate of Lewisville High School.

Riley Uhl

Family Gateway Activity Girl Scout Troop 1522: Riley coordinated a fun activity day for the children living at Family Gateway, an organization that provides resources to homeless families.Riley will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Elizabeth Van Voorhees

Redecoration of Youth Room Girl Scout Troop 3226: Elizabeth updated and redecorated the youth room at her church, giving it a more inviting look for teens. Elizabeth will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2013.

Katherine Vanikiotis

Baby Steps: A Formula for Success
Girl Scout Troop 23: Katherine donated baby clothes and formula to the Lewisville Advocacy and Pregnancy Center. She also conducted an informational presentation about childcare for these expectant mothers.

Katherine will graduate from Hebron High School in 2012.

Rachel Wallace

Volunteer Fair Girl Scout Troop 1142: Working with Caroline Hodge, Rachel and Caroline hosted a volunteer fair that matched local high school students looking for volunteer opportunities with organizations in need of volunteers.Rachel and Caroline will both graduate from Ranchview High School in 2013.

Mary Walters

Fit for Fun Girl Scout Troop 1900: Mary led an educational health and nutrition program for young children at The Family Place, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence. Mary will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2012.

Amanda Warwick

Starr Home Oral History Girl Scout Troop 9372: Amanda interviewed various members of the Marshall community an collected history about the Starr Family Historical Home.Amanda will graduate from Marshall High School in 2012.

Carly Weachock

“Read to Succeed” Bea’s Kids North Dallas Tutoring Center Reading Room Girl Scout Troop 1145: Carly remodeled the reading room at Bea’s Kids North Dallas Tutoring Center by organizing books into specific genres and recording several audiobooks.Carly will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Emily Wechsler

Interior Design at the Family Place Girl Scout Troop 1670: Emily redecorated the play therapy rooms at the Family Place, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence. She also hosted a re-opening party once renovations were completed.Emily will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2014.

Morgan Weidner

Junior Ornithologists Girl Scout Troop 2064: Morgan built several birdhouses specific to the types of birds common to the North Texas region and placed them around the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo. Morgan will graduate from Richardson High School in 2012.

Kristen Wells

Go Green with the Club Girl Scout Troop 992: Kristen implemented a recycling program at the Boys and Girls Club of Frisco and educated the students on the importance of recycling.Kristen will graduate from Wakeland High School in 2012.

Anna Weirman

“Bandit’s Baggies”: Animal Education/Responsibility Readiness Kit Girl Scout Troop 3344: Anna created kits with information on pet care, maintenance, and proper animal treatment for new pet owners.Anna will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Natalie Williams

Healthy Teeth for Tots and Teens Girl Scout Troop 1145: Working with Olivia Williams, Natalie and Olivia held a community dental fair focusing on how to achieve and maintain a healthy smile.Natalie and Olivia will both graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Olivia Williams

Healthy Teeth for Tots and Teens Girl Scout Troop 1145: Working with Natalie Williams, Olivia and Natalie held a community dental fair focusing on how to achieve and maintain a healthy smile.Olivia and Natalie will both graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2013.

Taylor Windham

Easy Fun Fitness Girl Scout Troop 2193: Taylor coordinated an educational workshop on hygiene, health, and fitness for students.Taylor is a 2011 graduate of DeSoto High School.

April Wyatt

Tween L.I.F.E. Girl Scout Troop 9105: April hosted a fun event at her local library to expose children to all the resources their library has to offer.April is homeschooled and is a 2011 graduate.

Elizabeth Young

Make Haste, Recycle E-Waste! Girl Scout Troop 1056: Elizabeth held two electronic waste drives in her community, resulting in an 18-wheeler full of recyclable electronics.Elizabeth will graduate from Episcopal School of Dallas in 2014.

Jana Zimmerman

Hats from the Heart Girl Scout Troop 104: Jana collected decorative hats and donated them to sick children at local care facilities in hopes of lifting their spirits.Jana will graduate from Creekview High School in 2012.

Lillie Zimring

Church Prayer Garden Girl Scout Troop 3226: Lilli created a peaceful and relaxing space near her church’s garden for people to pray and meditate.Lilli will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2013.

Kelsey Zwerner

Baylor Hospital Reading Room Girl Scout Troop 992: Kelsey reorganized the magazine reading library at Baylor Hospital and redesigned the cart used to transport the magazines, making it more efficient for the patients and volunteers.Kelsey will graduate from Carrollton Christian Academy in 2012.

 

2010 - 2011

Below is a gallery of the Gold Award Honorees who completed projects between March 31, 2010 - April 1, 2011.

Gold Award 2011

Alanna Crowley

Knitting Workshop
Girl Scout Troop 3005: Alanna held several knitting workshops where she taught community members, including many Girl Scout troops, how to knit. She worked with donors and volunteers to donate event space, knitting materials, and other items for her project. She also introduced her workshop attendees to the Stewpot Homeless Shelter in Dallas. Many of the attendees will now be donating their blankets to the Stewpot. Alanna will graduate from Lovejoy High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Patrick and Fern Crowley.

Alexandra Adamek

Lending a Hand: One Apartment at a Time
Girl Scout Troop 2674: Alexandra worked with Interfaith Housing Coalition to help homeless individuals in the Dallas area. She gathered resources and donations through a drive she organized through her church and mobilized volunteers to help her with her project. She was able to successfully clean and furnish three apartments operated by Interfaith Housing Coalition. Alexandra’s project affected not only the community at Interfaith, but the Dallas community as a whole. Alexandra will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2012.

She is the daughter of Carol and Keith Adamek.

Alexis Larmeu

International Festival
Girl Scout Troop 1948: The goal of Alexis’ project was to educate her community about diversity in our area. She held an International Festival and supervised booths, performances, and managed all other aspects of the event. Alexis’ event was publicized in several local media outlets and had about 150 attendees. Alexis will graduate from TAG Magnet in 2011.

She is the daughter of Denise and Gerry Larmeu.

Alexis Musso

Veteran Appreciation Cookout
Girl Scout Troop 633: Working with Lauren Baskett, Alexis and Lauren set out to recognize the veterans in their community. They organized a series of food drives at their local grocery store to collect care package items for the veterans. They coordinated a bake sale at their school to raise money for a veteran's picnic. Their project helped over 45 veterans and helped spread awareness about the veterans in their area. At the end of the day, each veteran received a care package complete with a bag of food and a handwritten letter. Alexis and Lauren will both graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

She is the daughter of Susie and Marti Musso.

Alisha Fulton

Back-to-School Backpack Project
Girl Scout Troop 1289: Alisha worked with Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center to help abused and neglected children. At her 17th birthday party she collected school supplies for the children. She also sent letters to friends and family members and ended up receiving over $900 in school supplies to donate to the children. She led a group of volunteers on “packing days” where the school supplies were distributed into 200 backpacks. Alisha will graduate from Plano West High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Larry and Ranya Fulton.

Alissa Rasheed

With Love, From Seniors to Seniors
Girl Scout Troop 2143: For Alissa’s project she hosted a day-long event at Vista Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. The event included games, activities, and a fun formal night. Alissa and her volunteers gave a group of seniors a day of love and attention that they greatly deserved. Over 40 seniors attended the event and had a great time. She is a 2010 graduate of R.L. Turner High School.

Alissa is the daughter of Nazleen Rasheed.

Aliza Hirani

A Feeling of Comfort Child ID Cards
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Aliza worked to provide families of special needs children with child identification cards. She set up a rotation at Rainwater Elementary and took kids’ fingerprints, photos, and other information for their ID cards. Aliza was able to provide over 30 families with identification cards for their children. Aliza is a 2010 graduate of Greenhill School.

She is the daughter of Anis and Najma Hirani.

Alizeh Rehman

Extension of Coppell Community Garden
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Alizeh worked to extend the Coppell Community Garden, a “green” and organic produce garden. She held fundraisers and used the money she raised to buy materials to build her garden. The end result was a beautifully extended garden that will feed the community, as well as help the food pantries of local nonprofit organizations such as Metrocrest Social Services. She will graduate from Coppell High School in 2012.

Alizeh is the daughter of Dilshad and Aziz Rehman.

Allison DeJulius

A Tent for Darfur
Girl Scout Troop 2267: The goal of Allison’s project was to raise awareness about the humanatarian crisis in Darfur. After compiling footage filmed at the Gathering of Tents rally in Washington D.C. in subsequent interviews, Allison produced a 33-minute documentary which has been screened four times. The DVD has been distributed so it can be used as an ongoing educational tool. Allison is a 2010 graduate of TAG Magnet.

She is the daughter of Debbie Clark.

Allison Golden

Fifty Nifty United States
Girl Scout Troop 652: Allison wanted to help the children of the Shelton School have a better resource to learn about the United States. She gathered a group of volunteers to help her repaint a large map of the United States located in the school’s parking lot. Allison and her volunteers also sewed and filled up bean bags for the students to play fun and educational games on the outdoor map. Allison will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2012.

She is the daughter of Jan and Michael Golden.

Allison Junker

Revamping Lives
Girl Scout Troop 948: Allison held a Fall Festival for the residents of Juliette Fowler, a nonprofit retirement and nursing home in Dallas. Over 50 residents were able to participate in fun activities include a sing-along, bingo, cookie decorating and bowling. Allison is a 2010 graduate of John Paul II High School.

She is the daughter of JoAnn and Tom Junker.

Amelia Christian

Everybody Wins Horse Show
Girl Scout Troop 749: Working with Blair Stephens, Amelia and Blair’s project addressed the needs of Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding Center. The Girl Scouts helped paint the center’s new tack room and prepared horses for the Special Olympics show in April. They also sold Girl Scout cookies to purchase equine vaccinations. Amelia is a 2010 graduate of Plano Senior High School and Blair is a 2010 graduate of Prosper High School.

She is the daughter of Alice and Bruce Christian.

Amelia Mugavero

They Are Precious in His Sight
Girl Scout Troop 1537: Amelia created beautiful stained glass creations for All Saints Catholic Parish, a school and church she attended when she was younger. Once finished, her project reached over 1,000 people, including the entire church parish. Amelia will graduate from John Paul II High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Joseph and Angelia Mugavero.

Amy Krawec

Osteoarthritis Hand Pillows
Girl Scout Troop 1918: Amy worked with elderly arthritis patients at Rowlett Health and Rehab. She donated hand pillows to the center to help alleviate some of the uncontrollable clutching that some arthritis patients experience. She also spread the word about arthritis throughout her community. Amy donated over 230 pillows to the Rowlett Health and Rehab center. She will graduate from Sachse High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Jeffery and Susan Krawec.

Amy Ressler

Making a Difference to the Children at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
Girl Scout Troop 1408: Amy worked with Presbyterian Hospital of Plano to upgrade their children’s playroom. She restocked the playroom with games, activities, movies, and crafts for children of all ages. Amy solicited local businesses, family, friends, and her Girl Scout troop for donations. She will graduate from The Colony High School in 2011.

Amy is the daughter of Brenda Ressler.

Analisa Anastasi

Getting Bea’s Kids Buzzed About Studying
Girl Scout Troop 652: Analisa wanted to motivate underprivileged children on the idea of learning and being successful in the classroom. She worked with Bea’s Kids and developed a guide for study skills and taught a hands-on class for the children. The study skills program included a guide on how to study, tools they could use, and basic understanding of organizational skills and their benefits. She also made sure the children knew what resources were available to them, especially regarding the college application process. In addition to the study skills guide, Analisa gave each child many items including a binder, notebook, and pencil bag with pens, pencils, and highlighters. Analisa will graduate from Parish Episcopal in 2012.

She is the daughter of Mark and April Anastasi.

Andrea Conditt

Creative Arts, Creative Futures
Girl Scout Troop 2408: Working with Katherine Seitz, Andrea and Katherine addressed the need for fine arts education for children at Interfaith Housing Coalition. They created hands-on, age-appropriate activities that would be fun and educational for the children. Through their efforts, over 30 children at Interfaith were introduced to the world of fine arts. Andrea will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Karen and Craig Conditt.

Anika Kabani

Adopt-a-Grandparent Program
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Anika organized a group of volunteers, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church and school friends, and her community to adopt grandparents at Vista Ridge Nursing Home. She also organized a talent show for the residents and gave them special gifts. Anika will graduate from North Hills Preparatory School in 2013.

She is the daughter of Amin and Gulzar Kabani.

Anna Hartmann

Bringing Joy to the Families at the Ronald McDonald House
Girl Scout Troop 2862: Working with Claudia Schleppenbach, Anna and Claudia collected toiletries for the children of Ronald McDonald House. With help from the congregation of St. Thomas Aquinas Church they collected a truckload of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and other items. They also hosted several game nights and ice cream socials for the children at Ronald McDonald House. Anna will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Anita and Bob Hartmann.

Annemarie Dunson

Homes for Hearts
Girl Scout Troop 2862: Working with Colleen Hoofard and Grace Meyer, Annemarie, Colleen, and Grace worked together to address the issue of homelessness in the Dallas metroplex. Through a community bake sale, they raised money to buy supplies and basic necessities to set up two rooms at the Family Gateway organization. They also threw a party for the families receiving services from Family Gateway. The work of these Girl Scouts directly impacted homeless individuals in Dallas. Annemarie will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

She is the daughter of Mike and Cynthia Dunson.

Anusha Bhojani

Smile and Enjoy the Gift of Life
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Anusha did her project at the Center for Cancer at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. She coordinated two events for the children being treated at the cancer center. At the first event the children received a goodie bag filled with items including inspirational DVD’s, activity books, and pillows made by Anusha and her volunteers. The second event was a fun event for the children and their families. Anusha’s project affected 24 children suffering from cancer and their families. Anusha will graduate from Hebron High School in 2013.

She is the daughter of Minhas and Salima Bhojani.

Ariel Cadena

Book Collections Drive for Brighter Tomorrow’s Women’s Shelter
Girl Scout Troop 2109: The main focus of Ariel’s project was to conduct a book collection drive to benefit the young residents of Brighter Tomorrows Women’s Shelters in Irving and Grand Prairie. Ariel wanted to give the children an escape from their life through books. She also organized volunteers who assisted in building a new book shelf, cleaning the children’s play area, and organizing books and toys. Ariel is a 2010 graduate of DeSoto High School.

She is the daughter of Jesse and Cynthia Cadena.

Asha Vadlamudi

Rowman Middle School Math Camp
Girl Scout Troop 2232: Asha helped students at Bowman Middle School improve their math TAKS scores, by recruiting a team of volunteers to serve as tutors and provide help with the students’ homework. Asha’s goal was to give students confidence to help them throughout their life. Asha is a 2010 graduate of Plano East Senior High School.

She is the daughter of Rani and Venkat Vadlamudi.

Ashley Levy

Solar Ovens for Sudan
Girl Scout Troop 1706: Ashley sold t-shirts in order to purchase Solar Cookers for women and children in Sudan through Jewish World Watch for Women. She informed her community, family, and friends about her project and had an incredible amount of support from them. Ashley was able to purchase at least 70 Solar Cookers for individuals in Sudan. Ashley will graduate from Greenhill School 2011.

She is the daughter of Randall and Irene Levy.

Ashley Mims

Going for the Gold Couch to 5K
Girl Scout Troop 1408: Ashley addressed the inactivity in her local community and created a running group for 40 people. She provided lectures on the benefits of exercise and wellness. She also trained the group for a 5K race. All reached their goals and one even ran a 10K. Many of her participants in the running group have adopted healthier lifestyles. Ashley will graduate in 2011 from The Colony High School.

She is the daughter of Calvin and April Mims.

Ashly Jonason

100% Green D.I.Y. Workshop
Girl Scout Troop 623: Ashly taught her community about ways to reduce waste and reuse and recycle household items in order to avoid overfilling landfills. She advertised her seminar throughout her community and drew a crowd of over 30 Girl Scouts, children, and adults for her workshop. She also provided workshop attendees with an instruction booklet featuring all the activities they did at the workshop. Ashly will graduate from Wylie High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Erica Jonasan.

Audrey Miranda

Peak Preparatory Library
Girl Scout Troop 1941: Working with Caroline Olvera, Audrey and Caroline created a working library at Peak Preparatory School. Originally the library was used as a storage room and a classroom. They decided to create a space that could be utilized by students and faculty. With the help of volunteers, they cataloged, barcoded, and re-shelved over 1800 books. Their leadership and communication skills were improved by coordinating schedules, tasks and working with volunteers. Audrey will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

She is the daughter of Christy and Joe Miranda.

Autumn Tarter

Horse Science
Girl Scout Troop 1918: Autumn held an Angel Tree drive for Equest, a local therapeutic horse center. She solicited donations and volunteer support from the community. She also collected supplies and equipment for the horses. Autumn introduced over 300 community volunteers to Equest who will now be donating their time to the organizations. Autumn will graduate from Rockwall High School in 2013.

She is the daughter of Ted and Liz Tarter.

Blair Johnson

Blair’s “No Phone Zone” Drivers’ Safety Pledge
Girl Scout Troop 593: Blair encouraged members of the community to sign a safe driving pledge saying they would not engage in distracting behavior, like texting, while driving. She gave presentations at local events and used social media to promote her project. She obtained nearly 1,000 pledges in 28 states. Her project caught the attention of Texas legislators and she was invited to personally meet with Senator Carlos Uresti. Blair will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Lyndon and Debra Johnson.

Blair Stephens

Everybody Wins Horse Show
Girl Scout Troop 749: Working with Amelia Christian, Amelia and Blair's project addressed the needs of Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding Center. The Girl Scouts helped paint the center's new tack room and prepared horses for the Special Olympics show in April. They also sold Girl Scout cookies to purchase equine vaccinations. Amelia is a 2010 graduate of Plano Senior High School and Blair is a 2010 graduate of Prosper High School.

She is the daughter of William and Tana Stephens.

Brianna Jennings

Improving the Terrell “Little House”
Girl Scout Troop 3341: Brianna’s project was to improve the Terrell “Little House” that her Girl Scout troop has used so much. She organized a group of volunteers to repair, repaint, and enhance the appearance of this community building. They also repaired a broken fence, painted, and planted flowers. The community members were grateful for the beautiful and improved community center. Brianna will graduate from John Horn High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Bobby and Lorry Jennings.

Cameron Aines

Encouraging Literacy for Children; Book Drive
Girl Scout Troop 1289: The goal of Cameron’s project was to encourage literacy for the children of the West Dallas community by collecting books for them. In a community where most money goes toward food, rent, utilities, and other necessary expenses there is often little money left over to buy children’s books. Cameron worked with her local community and organized a book drive that yielded over 600 books for the West Dallas community. She also hosted a story hour for the local children and gifted each child with a new book once the event ended. Cameron will graduate from Plano West Senior High School is 2012.

She is the daughter of Patrice Gilles and Robert Aines.

Carly Badger

Tiger Packs
Girl Scout Troop 477: Carly’s goal was to provide food to the hungry children in her community. She worked with the East Texas Food Bank and provided backpacks with food to the students. Her project helped hungry families, including thirty students. The backpacks were filled up with food, cards, school supplies, and personal hygiene items. Carly also worked with her community and the students at Tyler Junior College to obtain supplies for the backpacks. Carly will graduate from Troup High School in 2014.

She is the daughter of Mike and Kitty Badger.

Carly Kaplan

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Video Tour
Girl Scout Troop 1578: Carly produced a video tour of the Ronald McDonald House for families to watch upon check-in at the house. She led a group of volunteers to help her with the project, wrote the scipt, edited the video, and translated it into Spanish. Carly’s video will be a great resource for families checking into the Ronald McDonald House. Carly will graduate from Lake Highlands High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Cathy and Brad Kaplan.

Caroline Olvera

Peak Preparatory Library
Girl Scout Troop 1941: Working with Audrey Miranda, Caroline and Audrey created a working library at Peak Preparatory School. Originally the library was used as a storage room and a classroom. They decided to create a space that could be utilized by students and faculty. With the help of volunteers, they cataloged, barcoded, and re-shelved over 1800 books. Their leadership and communication skills were improved by coordinating schedules, tasks and working with volunteers. Caroline will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

She is the daughter of Jim and Vicki Olvera.

Carolyn Macduff

Prayer Garden Re-landscaping
Girl Scout Troop 1114: Carolyn put her leadership skills to work where she re-landscaped a prayer garden at her church that had been donated in memory of a former church member. Over the years, the garden had become overgrown and not properly maintained. The garden received a positive approval from the Trustees Committee and it provided a serene area for the community to reflect and pray. Carolyn is a sophomore at Dallas Lutheran School.

She is the daughter of Scott and Julie Macduff.

Casey Waggoner

Operation My Friends House
Girl Scout Troop 948: Casey worked with My Friends House to spread the word about the organization and collect clothing. She worked with volunteers to remodel a room and add drawers to sort clothing by size and type for the residents. Casey donated the proceeds to My Friends House so they could remodel a room in their facility. Casey is a 2010 graduate of John Paul II High School.

She is the daughter of Linda Waggoner and David Waggoner.

Catherine Cannariato

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness and Bookmarks
Girl Scout Troop 456: Catherine’s project was to help promote Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) awareness by making an informational video that could be shown to families and volunteers. She also taught volunteers to make beaded bookmarks with sterling silver heart charms so 100 bookmarks could be donated as inspiration to the families affected by CHDs. Catherine is a 2010 graduate of Rowlett High School.

She is the daughter of Lawrence and Julie Cannariato.

Catherine Lugo

Adelante
Girl Scout Troop 1965: Catherine’s project focused on the challenges faced by orphanages, including lack of resources. She worked with volunteers to send donated items including sixty pairs of shoes, to an orphanage in Guatemala. Catherine also led a group of volunteers in writing letters to the orphans in Guatemala. Catherine is a 2010 graduate of Coppell High School.

She is the daughter of Gabriel and Cira Lugo.

Charlotte Swain

Connemara Conservancy Earth Cache
Girl Scout Troop 1451: The goal of Charlotte’s project was to bring more youth involvement to the Connemara Conservancy at the Meadow, an area meant to be protected from urban development. She also hosted an educational course at the Connemara. Charlotte will graduate from Allen High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Charlotte Swain.

Chelsea Lehman

Backpacks for Homeless Teens
Girl Scout Troop 957: Chelsea collected backpacks full of supplies for the homeless teens in her community. She held a “Back to School Bash” at her community pool and collected backpacks there. She also gave several informative presentations about the effect of homelessness in the community. Chelsea’s project generated more than 135 backpacks for homeless teens. Chelsea is a 2010 graduate of Hockaday.

She is the daughter of John and Gail Lehman.

Christine Kainer

Angels Helping Heroes
Girl Scout Troop 633: Christine worked with individuals with disabilities to give them the chance to participate in service opportunities for others. She worked with The Notre Dame School and HEROES Camp of Richardson to organize two service opportunities. During this time, individuals prepared holiday gifts and made personalized cards and gifts. Christine will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Mary and Clarence Kainer.

Claire Minor

Scout Day 2010
Girl Scout Troop 738: Working with Katherine Hyde, Claire and Katherine hosted Scout Day, an event that provided a way for younger Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to go back in time to learn about the history of Texas and about life on a farm. Over 400 children attended the fun event at Heritage Farmstead that included interesting speeches by Texas History experts, as well as wagon rides, candle dipping, and other 18th century adventures. Claire will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Mike and Erin Minor.

Claudia Schleppenbach

Bringing Joy to the Families at the Ronald McDonald House
Girl Scout Troop 2862: Working with Anna Hartmann, Claudia and Anna collected toiletries for the children of Ronald McDonald House. With help from the congregation of St. Thomas Aquinas Church they collected a truckload of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and other items. They also hosted several game nights and ice cream socials for the children at Ronald McDonald House. Claudia will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Paula and Tim Schleppenbach.

Colleen Hoofard

Homes for Hearts
Girl Scout Troop 2862: Working with Annemarie Dunson and Grace Meyer, Colleen, Annemarie, and Grace worked together to address the issue of homelessness in the Dallas metroplex. Through a community bake sale, they raised money to buy supplies and basic necessities to set up two rooms at the Family Gateway organization. They also threw a party for the families receiving services from Family Gateway. The work of these Girl Scouts directly impacted homeless individuals in Dallas. Colleen will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

She is the daughter of Ron and Maureen Hoofard.

Corinne Haworth

Painting, Pillows, and Performances for Grace PC
Girl Scout Troop 419: Working with Natasha Hagen and Rachel Woody, Corinne, Natasha, and Rachel worked to give certain areas of Grace Presbyterian Church Community a makeover. They remodeled the youth room, provided pillows and blankets, and constructed a backdrop for the church day school. Their efforts will positively affect over 200 children that worship at Grace Presbyterian and use the youth facilities. Corinne will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Julie and Bryan Haworth.

Courtney Morris

Picture This!
Girl Scout Troop 318: Courtney worked with The Family Place to beautify their youth office. She had a mural painted on the wall to comfort and motivate the children who have been through a hard time. She also provided the office with a brochure stand to display their informational pamphlets and other literature. Courtney is a 2010 graduate of Hebron High School.

She is the daughter of Reno and Tracy Morris.

Dana Flinn

Outreach Project for Medical City
Girl Scout Troop 1239: Dana focused her efforts on collecting items for teenagers at Medical City Children’s Hospital. She noticed that many of the younger patients get so much attention that teenage patients are often forgotten. Dana held a fundraiser and collected teenage novels and puzzles for the young patients. She put together 200 care packages and solicited blankets for the patients’ parents who often stayed overnight with their children. Dana will graduate from Lake Highlands High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Ronda Nix and Glenn Flinn.

Elaine Morton

iSee
Girl Scout Troop 1648: Elaine worked in conjunction with the Vision of Light Team at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano to collect children’s eyeglasses for needy children in Guatemala. Elaine solicited her local schools, friends, family, and community to collect eyeglasses. Elaine and her team collected over 225 pairs of eyeglasses and 270 eyeglass cases for children in Guatemala. Elaine will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Ada Morton and Lee Morton.

Elizabeth Sizemore

Ecoliteracy: A Place to Learn
Girl Scout Troop 1124: Working with Nicole Wastlick, Elizabeth and Nicole worked to create an area for outdoor environmental learning in Allen. They designed a hexagon shaped “classroom” in an outdoor area and led a team of volunteers to build it. They worked closely with the City of Allen and an Ecoliteracy advisor to understand the exact needs the classroom would need to meet. Their project will affect hundreds of students in the Allen community. Elizabeth is a 2010 graduate of Allen High School.

She is the daughter of Joyce Sizemore.

Elizabeth Stephenson

Scoliosis Awareness
Girl Scout Juliette: The goal of Elizabeth’s project was to teach young students and their parents about scoliosis. She created a DVD about scoliosis and stressed the importance of school screenings for students starting at 5th grade. She also gave speeches about scoliosis awareness and held a donation drive for Scottish Rite Hospital’s scoliosis research department. Elizabeth will graduate from Hebron High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Gary and Kathleen Stephenson.

Elizabeth Turano

Elizabeth’s Operation Snacks and Smiles
Girl Scout Troop 1289: Elizabeth worked with Memorial Elementary School in East Plano, an economically disadvantaged school where most students qualify for the free breakfast and lunch programs. Elizabeth held a garage sale and solicited the funds from her community to raise over $5,000. She used the money to purchase snacks and basic items such as undergarments and socks for the children. Elizabeth will graduate from the Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Anne and Joe Turano.

Emily Andrews

Beautifying Campbell Green
Girl Scout Troop 1663: Emily’s project consisted of re-landscaping the Campbell Green Recreation Center. During the course of her project, Emily and her team of volunteers redesigned problematic plant areas and were able to reuse some of the plants that were already planted there. The main goal of her project was to clean up and beautify the courtyard. Emily worked with her local community to execute the project and beautify the center. Emily is a 2010 graduate of J.J. Pearce High School.

She is the daughter of Lorraine and Larry Andrews.

Emily Cain

Adoption Day
Girl Scout Troop 303: Emily held a pet adoption at the Rowlett Animal Shelter. The issue her project addressed was finding loving and caring families for animals so that they would not have to be put down. She assembled a group of volunteers to wash and groom the animals prior to the adoption day. Emily’s project resulted in the adoption of 16 dogs and cats. Over 35 animals were microchipped and vaccinated, as well. Emily will graduate from Sachse High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Diane Cain and Andrew Cain.

Emily Denton

Relational Aggression: It’s a Girl Thing
Girl Scout Troop 2443: Emily’s project addressed the issue of relational aggression, a type of bullying used specifically by elementary and middle school aged girls. Emily made an informational video about the topic, interviewing girls about bullying and aggression. She also provided a copy of the video to the counselor at Pinkerton Elementary to show to her students. Emily is a 2010 graduate of Coppell High School. Emily is the daughter of Barnett and Ginger Denton.

Emily Interrante

Operation Read
Girl Scout Troop 1077: Emily hosted five reading and craft camps for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House over the course of several weeks. Some of the fun activities that Emily and her volunteers provided were painting with watercolors and reading. Emily’s project positively affected over 75 children and their families at Ronald McDonald House. Emily will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Paul and Vicki Interrante.

Emily Klingemann

Extreme Makeover: Metrocrest Edition
Girl Scout Troop 2471: The goal of Emily’s project was to provide a more conducive environment for the special needs patients at Metrocrest Rehabilitation Center. She did an “extreme makeover” of the facility, including painting, cleaning, and upgrading several of the rooms. She also set up a “Birthday of the Month” program where Girl Scouts from her Service Unit provide a special birthday treat for patients every month. Emily will graduate from Coppell High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Gary and Shelley Klingemann.

Emily Wisner

Waste Not Want Not
Girl Scout Troop 652: Emily worked with The Wilkinson Center to reduce the number of plastic grocery bags used in their food pantry. She created over 150 reusable grocery bags to hand out to those that receive groceries from the food pantry. She also created a food pyramid and bilingual informational flyer to place in each bag before distribution. Emily will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

She is the daughter of Peggy and Rory Wisner.

Emma Brazeal

This Is For the Birds
Girl Scout Troop 1537: Emma wanted to help beautify the courtyard at Emeritus at Collin Oaks, an assisted living facility in Plano, with a bird habitat for the residents to enjoy. During her project, Emma enlisted the help of one of the residents, a hobbyist welder to create the bird habitat. Her initial goal was to create two birdhouses but in the end she had built three birdhouses and a birdbath. The residents will greatly benefit from the beautification of the courtyard and the addition of the bird habitat. Emma is a 2010 graduate of Plano East Senior High School.

She is the daughter of Jeffrey and LeAnne Brazeal.

Erin Dixon

How to Be A Good Student Trainer
Girl Scout Troop 1114: Erin held a workshop for Student Athletic Trainers and those interested in the medical field at her school. She invited speakers to talk about issues athletes deal with, including injury and nutrition. One of the highlights of the workshop was the dynamic speaker who spoke about head and neck injuries. Erin plans to make the workshop an annual event. Erin will graduate from Parish Episcopal School in 2012.

She is the daughter of David and Elise Dixon.

Farah Mithani

Making a Visible Difference
Girl Scout Troop 1955: Working with Sarah Mithani and Judy Hong, Farah, Sarah, and Judy wanted to raise awareness in their community about the issues in Liberia. Their goal was to purchase eyeglasses for individuals with poor eyesight that wish to continue their education. The Girl Scouts made presentations at their school, local businesses, and throughout the community. Collectively, they were able to raise sufficient funds to provide 100 Liberians with eyeglasses. Farah will graduate from Coppell High School in 2011.

Farheen Jooma

Books for Hope
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Farheen’s project addressed the issue of illiteracy in third world countries, namely Tajikistan. She collected donations from local libraries, book stores, her community, and Girl Scout troop. Farheen also held a garage sale to collect funds for more books. Her project affected over 200 children in Tajikistan who don’t have the resources to buy books or learn to read. Farheen will graduate from Hockaday School in 2013.

She is the daughter of Khairun and Noor Jooma.

Frances Bronwyn Walls

Socks for Tots
Girl Scout Troop 2862: Frances collected tube socks for toddlers with broken arms at Scottish Rite Hospital. Due to a choking hazard, the toddlers are not able to wear slings, so the hospital provides them with volunteer donated and decorated tube socks to pin to their shirt. Frances solicited her family, friends, and community for donations and collected enough to buy over 600 socks and decorating supplies. She also organized a volunteer event for individuals to decorate socks and donate them to the hospital. Frances will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

She is the daughter of Cynthia Walls and John Walls.

Geneinde Taylor-Edwards

Restocking Holy Spirit Pantry
Girl Scout Troop 2880: Geneinde held a food drive to help restock the Holy Spirit Pantry. She also talked to local grocery stores about donating excess food. Geneinde used social media to help spread the word about her project, resulting in the donation of 1000 food items for the food pantry. She was able to successfully donate 1,000 food items to the food pantry. Geneinde is a 2010 graduate of Irma Rangel Y.W.L.S.

She is the daughter of Daphne Taylor-Johnson.

Grace Meyer

Homes for Hearts
Girl Scout Troop 2862: Working with Annemarie Dunson and Colleen Hoofard, Grace, Annemarie, and Colleen worked together to address the issue of homelessness in the Dallas metroplex. Through a community bake sale, they raised money to buy supplies and basic necessities to set up two rooms at the Family Gateway organization. They also threw a party for the families receiving services from Family Gateway. The work of these Girl Scouts directly impacted homeless individuals in Dallas. Grace will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

She is the daughter of Richard and Susan Meyer.

Hayley Hoyle

Reading With the Children at the DCAC
Girl Scout Troop 3117: Hayley held a book drive to collect books for the children of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, a nonprofit that works with child abuse victims in Dallas County. Hayley organized the DCAC waiting room to include a bookshelf and stocked it with over 1,000 books that she collected through her project. Hayley and her team of volunteers also recorded some of the books onto a CD so the children could listen to books even if someone wasn’t able to read to them. Hayley will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

She is the daughter of Laura and Michael Slaney.

Hayley Luther

Hope’s Door
Girl Scout Troop 347: Hayley’s project was a fundraiser for Hope’s Door, an organization that provides assistance to women and children that have been abused. She used the money she raised to help beautify the center, including painting the walls and cleaning the area. She also used her earnings to buy fun items for the children, including a basketball hoop and a PlayStation. Hayley is a 2010 graduate of Plano East Senior High.

She is the daughter of Debbie and Randy Luther.

Ishita Madan

Tutoring by Teens
Girl Scout Troop 407: Ishita created Tutoring by Teens to offer after school assistance to students who needed help with homework in all subjects. Tutoring by Teens helped 10 students from grades Kindergarten to Sophmores improve their self-esteem, grades and motivation to do better in school. Ishita will graduate in 2011 from Plano West Senior High School.

She is the daughter of Nandini and Ashish Madan.

Jacqueline Lowery

Accepted!...Now What?
Girl Scout Troop 347: Jacqueline led a workshop covering several topics common among university freshman, including nutrition, money management, dating safety, and mental health. She recruited a team of professionals on each topic to give presentations to the girls that attended the seminar. Jacqueline is a 2010 graduate of Plano East Senior High School.

She is the daughter of Richard and Victorian Lowery.

Jacqueline Williams

Time for Exercise and Nutrition
Girl Scout Troop 1906: Jacqueline’s project focused on teaching the community about proper exercise and nutrition. She held an informational clinic to inform participants how poor eating habits combined with a lack of exercise could affect them in their lives. She also recruited a soccer coach to help her with her project and talk about the benefits of an active lifestyle while demonstrating soccer skills. Jacqueline’s fun and informational clinic drew a crowd of nearly 40 members of her community. Jacqueline will graduate from Lake Highlands High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of James Williams.

Jamese Broadnax

Not Dream Girl But Green Girl
Girl Scout Juliette: The issue Jamese’s project addressed was conservation. She organized an informational event to teach the community about “green” concepts that could be used in everyday life. Jamese led a group of volunteers to run informative stations, including a Tin Can Herb Garden station, Endangered Animal station, and Paper Rules station. Jamese’s project was recently awarded second runner up for the 2011 President’s Environmental Youth Awards and was featured at the 2011 Earth Day Dallas Festival. Jamese will graduate from South Grand Prairie High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Jackie and Bessye Adams.

Jamie Saunders

Peeling Back the Layers-Me, My Family, & My Community
Girl Scout Troop 104: Jamie’s project focused on adoption and the journey each adoptee goes through. She worked with MyTreeHouse Summer Camp, a camp for adoptees to learn about themselves and explore their feelings about their adoption and adopted family. Jamie worked closely with a Brownie/Daisy Chinese Adoptee troop to share her own personal story with them. She will graduate from Hebron High School in 2012.

Jamie is the daughter of Susan Saunders.

Jeanae Brent

For the Love of the Arts
Girl Scout Troop 1680: The goal of Jenae’s project was to empower girls by introducing them to the art form of dance. She organized a dance workshop where the girls learned different types of dance. They also learned to become more comfortable with their body shape and image. Post-event survey results indicated that the participants enjoyed learning new dance techniques and want to continue exploring the art of dance. Jenae will graduate from Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet in 2011.

She is the daughter of Ursula T. Brent.

Jenna Wrye

Troop to Troop Books
Girl Scout Troop 259: Jenna held a book fair event for Girl Scouts. She led a team of volunteers and hosted a great event for over 25 girls. During the event thegirls held a flag ceremony, ate pizza, and decorated red, white, and blue sugar cookies. Jenna and her team also collected more than 300 new and used books to donate to the USO. Jenna is a 2010 graduate of Plano Senior High School.

She is the daughter of Anna Hale.

Jennifer Mosely

Revamping Lives
Girl Scout Troop 1622: Working with Natasha Jordan, Jennifer and Natasha worked to update the art and teen rooms at The Family Place, a family violence organization in Dallas. They added a mural to the art room, collected art supplies for the center, and bought new furniture for the room. Jennifer will graduate from Marcus High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Jeff and Alison Mosely.

Jennifer Sakowski

Helping the Environment: One Rain Barrel At a Time
Girl Scout Troop 1289: Jennifer created designs and painted five rain barrels for the Plano Community Garden. She gathered a team of 13 volunteers to help her with this task. While they were working on the rain barrels, Jennifer taught her volunteers and the community about environmental issues and how the community garden was helping Plano “Go Green”. The rain barrels that Jennifer and her team created will be used to water the plants in the garden whose fruits and vegetables will be donated to local food pantries. She will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

Jennifer is the daughter of Paul and Jan Sakowski.

Jessica Hadish

Lifeline of Hope: A Healthier Tomorrow
Girl Scout Troop 1020: The objective of Jessica’s project was to collect necessary medical supplies for the less fortunate residents of Collin County. Her goal was to supply Plano Children’s Medical Clinic with 50 first aid kits that they could distribute in their free clinic. She held fundraisers to collect supplies and led a team of volunteers to assemble the kits. Many members of Jessica’s community will now have access to basic medical supplies. Jessica is a 2010 graduate of Plano East Senior High.

She is the daughter of Doug and Teresa Hadish.

Jillian Fisher

A Week of Creativity
Girl Scout Troop 2671: Jillian organized and led a week-long camp for the children at The Family Place, a shelter for victims of abuse. She dedicated the week to creativity, giving the kids a chance to use their imaginations. Jillian’s project brought joy and laughter into the lives of over 25 children who have had to deal with difficult situations. Jillian will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Ganet and Jerry Fisher.

Jordan Boyer

Environmental Learning Area
Girl Scout Troop 1451: Jordan worked to expand the foot trails behind Boon Elementary in Allen into nature trails. From the city’s concrete trail, there were narrow and overgrown foot paths to the creek bed. Jordan drafted a presentation that outlined her plan and presented the idea to the city parks department. She coordinated a group of volunteers to execute the construction project. Now that the trail has been completed, the students at Boon Elementary and the entire community all have a safe and attractive nature trail to explore. Jordan will graduate from Allen High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Hugh and Nanette Boyer.

Judy Hong

Making a Visible Difference
Girl Scout Troop 1955: Working with Farah Mithani and Sarah Mithani, Judy, Farah, and Sarah wanted to raise awareness in their community about the issues in Liberia. Their goal was to purchase eyeglasses for individuals with poor eyesight that wish to continue their education. The Girl Scouts made presentations at their school, local businesses, and throughout the community. Collectively, they were able to raise sufficient funds to provide 100 Liberians with eyeglasses. Judy will graduate from Coppell High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Andy and Jeong.

Julia Dankberg

Helping Hands Towards Healing Hands
Girl Scout Troop 1578: Julia worked with Healing Hands, a Lake Highlands nonprofit organization that provides low income individuals with medical and dental assistance. As part of her project she renovated and painted several patient rooms. She also did landscaping and beautification projects on the facility’s grounds. Finally, Julia decorated the office for the holidays and organized a paper drive for Healing Hands. Julia will graduate from Lake Highlands High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Anne and Bruce Dankberg.

Julia Hussey

Law Enforcement, A Career For You?
Girl Scout Troop 1948: Julia’s project focused on educating high school students on what federal and local law enforcement agencies do for our communities on a regular basis. She created a DVD presentation that was shown throughout R.L. Turner High School. She also gathered representatives from various agencies, including the DEA and FBI to be part of a career fair hosted by the school. Julia will graduate from Episcopal School of Dallas in 2011.

She is the daughter of Vonda Hussey.

Julie Boyer

Hidden Treasures: Powerful Parables Disciples Christian Church Vacation Bible School and Adam’s Animals Awareness Drive/Tagging Event
Girl Scout Troop 1384: Julie’s project was focused toward the youth in her community. She worked with Disciples Christian Church to create a safe environment for the children to have fun, learn, and worship. Julie organized a group of volunteers from the community, as well as members of the congregation, to help with her project. As part of the VBS, they collected over 120 stuffed animals for Adam’s Animals. Julie will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Richard and Patti Boyer.

Kaitlyn Hunter

Sling Bling
Girl Scout Troop 1839: Kaitlyn worked to give the teenage patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital a creative outlet. She provided them with paint and rhinestones to decorate their slings. She also put together activity kits for the teens, complete with playing cards and games. Kaitlyn also organized a group of friends and put on a music and dance show for the patients and their families. Kaitlyn will graduate from John Paul II High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Karen and Cary Hunter.

Kaitlyn Lewis

Music Room
Girl Scout Troop 2541: Kaitlyn remodeled a supervised visit room at the Children’s Advocacy Center. She held a garage sale and other fundraising events to collect funds for her project. She was able to repaint the room and work with an artist to paint a mural on the wall. She also supplied the center with fun games and instruments for the children to use. Kaitlyn will graduate from Celina High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Carri and Dennis Lewis.

Kaitlyn West

Stories of the Past
Girl Scout Troop 1020: The goal of Kaitlyn’s project was to bring attention to senior citizens and the elderly in our community. She interviewed residents at Plano Community Home, an apartment complex for low-income senior citizens. She compiled all the interviews into a book that she later shared with the residents of the community home. Kaitlyn is a 2010 graduate of Plano Senior High School.

She is the daughter of Bradley and Lisa West.

Kaley Ann Artkop

Environmental Workshops & Landscaping for Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church’s North Star Learning Center
Girl Scout Troop 2121: Kaley Ann’s project focused on beautifying the entrance area to a learning center of her community church. She taught classes for the community to promote understanding of why recycling is important and how it will help future generations. She also instructed Junior Girl Scouts in earning their Plants and Animals badge. She also sponsored a planting day where she recruited other organizations and individuals to create new landscaping areas at the entrance of the North Star Learning Center. Kaley Ann will graduate from Naaman Forest High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Greg and Jennifer Artkop.

Karissa Sullivan

Bea's Kids Reading Center
Girl Scout Troop 1955: Working with Victoria Fleming, Karissa and Victoria worked with low-income Hispanic students at the Carrollton location of Bea's Kids to improve their reading skills. The Girl Scouts created a new and comfortable Reading Center on-site. The girls also coordinated a group of volunteers to record books on tape for student use. Their project affected over 75 children and their parents. Karissa will graduate from Coppell High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Kevin and Karla Sullivan.

Katherine Banks

Totes for Tots
Girl Scout Troop 652: For her project, Katherine put together activity bags for children who ended up at Parkland Hospital unexpectedly. Katherine hand-sewed 165 bags and filled them with age and gender-appropriate activities for children in four different age groups. Each bag had a few simple, but entertaining activities pertaining to that particular age group. Some of the items included decks of cards and materials to make friendship bracelets. Katherine worked with volunteers to collect the items for the bags and led a team of volunteers in sewing and assembling the activity bags. Katherine will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2012.

She is the daughter of Drs. Kathleen and Benny Banks.

Katherine Bosler

Peer to Peer Accident Prevention Program
Girl Scout Troop 1768: Katherine’s project successfully addressed the common issues among teen drivers which cause many teens to die in automobile accidents. She championed the cause and educated her classmates through flyers, posters, and a PSA message on safe driving. Katherine’s program put the most common driving issues front and center for students and served as a constant reminder to be safe when behind the wheel. Her classmates have become more aware of driving hazards and have made a promise to be safe drivers. Katherine is a 2010 graduate of Lakeview Centennial.

She is the daughter of Teresa and Clif Bosler.

Katherine Dodgen

Pillows for Patients
Girl Scout Troop 1578: Katherine made pillows for breast cancer patients at Presbyterian Hospital. She coordinated donation events and led volunteer sessions where over 375 pillows were made. Once the pillows were complete, Katherine held a reception for breast cancer awareness and delivered pillows to the hospital. Katherine will graduate from Lake Highlands High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Jack and Laura Dodgen.

Katherine Hyde

Scout Day 2010
Girl Scout Troop 738: Working with Claire Minor, Katherine and Claire hosted Scout Day, an event that provided a way for younger Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to go back in time to learn about the history of Texas and about life on a farm. Over 400 children attended the fun event at Heritage Farmstead that included interesting speeches by Texas History experts, as well as wagon rides, candle dipping, and other 18th century adventures. Katherine will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Douglas and Jeanette Hyde.

Katherine Seitz

Creative Arts, Creative Futures
Girl Scout Troop 2408: Working with Andrea Conditt, Katherine and Andrea addressed the need for fine arts education for children at Interfaith Housing Coalition. They created hands-on, age-appropriate activities that would be fun and educational for the children. Through their efforts, over 30 children at Interfaith were introduced to the world of fine arts. Katherine will graduate from Richardson High School in 2011 .

She is the daughter of Victoria Seitz.

Katy Wood

Helping Animals Find Loving Homes
Girl Scout Troop 1887: The goal of Katy’s project was to help abused and homeless animals. She created Think Before You Adopt brochures to inform the community about the responsibilities and benefits of taking care of a pet. She and her volunteers sewed items, such as cat beds and yarn toys to the Plano Animal Shelter. Katy will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Mark and Susan Wood.

Kelley Salazar

Art is Ageless
Girl Scout Troop1570: The goal of Kelley’s project was to work with residents of a low income senior citizen community home to create works of art they could keep. Kelley hosted several art events at the community home and invited the seniors to explore their artistic abilities. Over 20 senior citizens had a great time at Kelley’s art workshops and got to take home their art masterpieces. She will graduate from John Paul II High School in 2011.

Kelley is the daughter of Selena Brooks and John Salazar.

Kelsey Hyman

Diabetes Awareness
Girl Scout Troop 224: Kelsey’s goal was to educate the community about Type 1 Diabetes. She created an informational DVD and spoke at a Diabetes 101 class for families of newly diagnosed children. Kelsey worked with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to distribute over 350 DVDs, informational brochures, and other materials to families dealing with the illness. Kelsey will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

She is the daughter of Laura and Eric Hyman.

Kiersten Gray

Percussive Resonation
Girl Scout Troop 303: Kiersten’s project goal was to inform the community about the art of percussion music. She organized a team of volunteers and practiced for several months for a grand finale performance. Over 100 people attended the final performance and enjoyed a night of percussion music. Kiersten will graduate from North Garland High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Arnold and Lushell Fisher.

Kiran Saddruddin

Shining with Stars
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Kiran helped over 50 terminally ill children at a local hospital. With money she earned, she recruited 10 volunteers to help make greeting cards and decorate t-shirts and shawls for the children. While at the hospital, Kiran and her volunteers interacted with the patients with a puppet show and storytelling. She also donated 15 books to the hospital for the patients to use anytime. Kiran is currently in 10th grade at Hebron High School.

She is the daughter of Azmina and Sadiq Sadruddin.

Kristin Wiseman

Plano Pet Palooza
Girl Scout Troop 195: Kristin’s project addressed the issue of educating pet owners about their pet’s health. She put on a low-cost vaccination and micro-chipping clinic for dogs and cats. She also worked with a veterinarian to give presentations at the clinic. She coordinated her event in conjunction with the grand opening of Plano Animal Shelter’s new wing so there would be a high number of event attendees. Kristin will graduate from Richland Collegiate High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Maria and Randy Wiseman.

Laura Lee Harris

A New Look On Outdoor Learning
Girl Scout Troop 2474: Working with Rachael Kennedy and Laura Nicole Harris, Laura Lee, Laura Nicole, and Rachael worked with Town Center Elementary School to make sure children experienced unique education opportunities, including outdoor learning programs. The Girl Scouts built a water table, and painted a mural of the state of Texas in a courtyard at the school. Their projects will benefit more than 600 students at Town Center Elementary School. Laura Lee will graduate from Coppell High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Chris Kottak.

Laura Nicole Harris

A New Look On Outdoor Learning
Girl Scout Troop 2474: Working with Rachael Kennedy and Laura Lee Harris, Laura Nicole, Laura Lee, and Rachael worked with Town Center Elementary School to make sure children experienced unique education opportunities, including outdoor learning programs. The Girl Scouts built a water table, and painted a mural of the state of Texas in a courtyard at the school. Their projects will benefit more than 600 students at Town Center Elementary School. Laura will graduate from New Tech High at Coppell in 2011.

She is the daughter or Tammy and Wes Harris.

Laura Robicheaux

Puppets for Patients
Girl Scout Troop 1384: The goal of Laura’s project was to provide forms of entertainment for the children at Legacy Children’s Medical Center. She created finger puppets for the doctors to use to break the ice when communicating with the patients. Laura created over 170 finger puppets and 4 puppet stages for the hospital. She also donated 20 different puppet templates to the hospital staff. She will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Kirk and Renee Robicheaux.

Lauren Baskett

Veteran Appreciation Cookout
Girl Scout Troop 633: Working with Alexis Musso, Alexis and Lauren set out to recognize the veterans in their community. They organized a series of food drives at their local grocery store to collect care package items for the veterans. They coordinated a bake sale at their school to raise money for a veteran's picnic. Their project helped over 45 veterans and helped spread awareness about the veterans in their area. At the end of the day, each veteran received a care package complete with a bag of food and a handwritten letter. Alexis and Lauren will both graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

She is the daughter of Jon and Jill Baskett.

Lauren Beasley

Children’s Book Week Celebration
Girl Scout Troop 177: Lauren’s project was to bring national Children’s Book Week to the Flower Mound Public Library. She hosted two story time events for the local children. Each event consisted of reading stories, music, dancing, and coloring. Lauren also set up stations where the children could make book marks, read books, and solve puzzles. Over 80 children attended Flower Mound’s Children’s Book Week. Lauren will graduate from Flower Mound High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Dixon and Jennifer Beasley.

Lauren Cozzi

Operation Beautification
Girl Scout Troop 1309: Lauren worked with Operation Kindness, a no-kill animal shelter, to plant over 50 plants. Her goal was to build a nice environment for the volunteers, customers, and families that might adopt a pet. Lauren solicited the help of her friends, family and the community to donate their time and resources to her project. In the end, she led a team of volunteers to do the planting and beautification. The grounds at Operation Kindness are now beautiful and clean. Lauren will graduate from Plano West Senior High in 2012.

She is the daughter of Colleen and Michael Cozzi.

Lauren Fuerst

Boomerang Express Vacation Bible School
Girl Scout Troop 1900: For her project, Lauren organized and ran the Vacation Bible School program at her church. Her goal was to teach children about Jesus and to help children in need. She also held a donation drive to collect school supplies for needy children. Her efforts collected over 200 pounds of school supplies. Over 75 children attend Lauren’s Vacation Bible School sessions. Lauren will graduate from Richardson High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Brian and Sherry Fuerst.

Lauren Quinones

Golf Day 101
Girl Scout Troop 1520: Lauren’s project was aimed at young girls who had not been exposed to golf. She hosted a one day golf clinic that taught basic golfing skills, to over 30 girls, ages 6-10. Lauren and her team of volunteers also collected canned food items at the clinic to benefit Christian Community Action of Lewisville. She will graduate from Flower Mound High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of David and Marilu Quinones.

Lily Simon

Write It Out: Writing and Art As a Means of Creative Expression for Children at the Genesis Women’s Shelter
Girl Scout Troop 1108: For Lily’s project, she decided to help out troubled children in the Dallas area, specifically at the Genesis Women’s Shelter, cope with emotional issues through art. She held art sessions and provided each child with blank books and prompts on what to draw, including things that made them happy and things that they loved. The books of art created by the children will be on display at the Genesis Women’s Shelter. She will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Marilou and Jim Simon.

Lindsey Streepey

Teacher’s Transitions
Girl Scout Troop 1077: The goal of Lindsey’s project was to help teachers transition to a new classroom at the beginning of the school year so that they could spend time developing the curriculum for students. Lindsey assembled a team of volunteers to help the teachers set up their classrooms. She also worked with the school counselors and the Vice Principal to ensure the project was a success. Lindsey will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Mike and Jean Streepey.

Lizzie Degenfelder

Carrollton Senior Services Food Drive
Girl Scout Troop 224: Lizzie worked to inform the community about the needs of senior citizens who don’t always have access to meals, especially during inclement weather. She organized a food drive for Carrollton Senior Services and collected enough food to create 150 packages for senior citizens. Additional canned goods were also collected and were used to create a back-up pantry at the offices of Carrollton Senior Services. Lizzie will graduate from New Tech High in Coppell in 2012.

She is the daughter of Jeff and Renah Degenfelder.

Lucinda Reed

Kids’ Bicycle Rodeo
Girl Scout Troop 1722: Lucinda held a bicycle safety course for the children in her neighborhood. She and her team taught the children how to cross at a crosswalk properly, how to use hand signals, and other great tips. Over 25 children attended Lucinda’s workshop for a full day of bicycle safety lessons. At the end of the day, each child took home a goodie bag complete with a safe bicycle riding book. She is a 2010 high school graduate and was Homeschooled.

She is the daughter of Jim and Julie Reed.

Madeleine Dittmar

Hop, Skip, and Jump Out Hunger: Field Day Food Drive
Girl Scout Troop 2862: Madeleine’s goal was to increase awareness about hunger in our community. She helped provide food to the North Texas Food Bank and partnered with Dallas ISD schools to collect canned food. Madeleine’s project provided awareness for the local school communities and food for the individuals served by the North Texas Food Bank. Madeleine will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

She is the daughter of Greg and Genevieve Dittmar.

Madeline Clary

True Help for Truett
Girl Scout Troop 2788: Madeline’s project addressed the needs of Truett Elementary School in Dallas. She worked with a group of volunteers to collect items for the students of Truett, including school supplies, coats, and books. She held drives to collect these items and ultimately collected over 3,000 school supplies, 85 coats, and over 650 books. She also organized a group of her classmates to speak to the students at Truett about high school. Madeline will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Hilary and Tim Clary.

Madeline Rodriguez

El Tesoro de la Vida
Girl Scout Troop 2786: Madeline collected donated medical supplies to make first aid kits for the infirmary on Camp El Tesoro. She worked with volunteers and received donated supplies from local hospitals and pharmacies. Additionally, Madeline worked with younger Girl Scout troops to help them earn an Asthma Awareness badge. Madeline improved her communication skills by working with various local doctors, nurses and volunteers. Madeline graduated in 2010 from Ursuline Academy of Dallas.

She is the daughter of Alice and Rolando Rodriguez.

Madiha Lakhani

Emergency Preparedness Kits for Senior Citizens
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Madiha’s project addressed the needs of senior citizens in an emergency such as a natural disaster. She assembled over 50 emergency preparedness kits for senior citizens, including a flashlight, first aid kit, gallon of water, radio, and batteries. Madiha will graduate from Coppell High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Mansoor and Munira Lakhani.

Maegan Dempsey

Mission Eye Possible
Girl Scout Troop 1515: Maegan collected eyeglasses for her doctor to take to South Africa and Peru. The goal of her project was to make people think of those less fortunate. She made several presentations to local businesses and her church informing them about her project and soliciting donations. Maegan collected over 200 pairs of eyeglasses to donate to needy individuals in South Africa and Peru. Maegan is a 2010 graduate of McKinney North High Schol.

She is the daughter of Randy and Teresa Dempsey.

Mahek Wazirali

Bone Marrow Dinner
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Mahek’s project addressed the need for Bone Marrow transplants. She conducted two presentations and hosted a free dinner for the community to inform them about becoming bone marrow donors. Her project informed over 200 people about the need for bone marrow donors and 35 individuals signed up to be donors as a result of her project. Mahek will graduate from Parish Episcopal in 2011.

She is the daughter of Mohammad and Rozina Wazirali.

Margaret Holman

The Simple Lives of Great Women
Girl Scout Troop 269: Margaret’s project focused on the rich history of the women of Collin County. She hosted an informational event at the Heritage Farmstead Museum where she highlighted the lives and stories of six local women. Over 150 people attended Margaret’s event and were able to learn more about their community. Margaret will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Debbie and Tony Holman.

Marissa Miller

Cease the Grease Apartment Recycling Expansion
Girl Scout Troop 1020: Marissa investigated how grease and cooking oil was disposed of within the City of Dallas. She educated herself about Dallas Water Utilities Cease the Grease program and attended outreach events. She was able to set up a grease collection station on her apartment property and educated others about biodiesel conversion and the benefits of recycling their cooking oil. Additionally, she created and designed an educational brochure that was available to all residents. Marissa is currently attending University of Texas at Dallas.

She is the daughter of John and Kim Miller.

Marissa Salatino

Sunray Community Center Garden Project
Girl Scout Troop 9131: The goal of Marissa’s project was to give the residents of Sunray Community Center, where many Chinese immigrants live. Marissa had studied Chinese in school and recently spent time in China, so Chinese culture is very near to her heart. She did research on Chinese gardens and worked with professionals to build a park that would remind the residents at Sunray of their home. She will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2014. Marissa is the daughter of Kerry and Joe Salatino.

Mary Frances Harris

Jubilee Center Community Garden Enhancements
Girl Scout Troop 766: For her project, Mary Frances worked to revitalize the Jubilee Center by building benches, a scarecrow, and wind chimes, as well as teaching about the importance of a community garden in an urban setting. In doing so, members of the Jubilee Center community will have a pleasant new outdoor space. Mary Frances will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Kate Harris and Alan Harris.

Mary Hauder

Gilda’s Club Summer Party and Donation Drive
Girl Scout Troop 224: Mary planned an end of the year party and a donation drive for the children of Gilda’s Club, a support center for families stricken by cancer. Mary’s party provided fun, relaxation, and entertainment for these young children. The children were able to play games and win prizes at this fun event. Mary will graduate from Bishop Lynch High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Bernie and Sharis Hauder.

Mary Moore

A Week Through Time
Girl Scout Troop 1900: Mary Cornelia hosted a spring break camp for the children of The Family Place. This gave the children a fun and educational way to spend their spring break. The theme of the camp was “A Week through Time” extending from the Jurassic time to futuristic outer space. Mary Cornelia will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Sammie and Harry Moore.

Mashal Kara

Shining Stars of Haiti
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Mashal’s project addressed the issue of global poverty and illiteracy in Haiti. She organized a group of volunteers to help her assemble tote bags full of educational items to send to needy children in Haiti. The tote bags included items such as pencils, markers, crayons, and notebooks. Her project resulted in 110 tote bags for children in Haiti. Mashal will graduate from Hebron High School in 2013.

She is the daughter of Shahnaz and Shamsuddin Kara.

Maya Warnock

Boredom Busters Book and Game Drive
Girl Scout Troop 3485: Maya created a library filled with books and games for the kids in the After School Program at Rosemont Elementary School. She recruited her neighbors, church, and the community to help her in collecting games and books for the center. She also worked with volunteers to build a new bookshelf for the after school program. Maya’s project positively affected the over 50 children involved in the after school program. Maya will graduate from Hillcrest High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Miles and Venessa Warnock.

Megan Koenecke

Yellow Ribbon Dance
Girl Scout Troop 793: Megan led a letter-writing campaign and produced an uplifting video for soldiers recovering from injuries received during battle. Before completing her project, she was able to send over 400 letters, along with her uplifting video to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Megan will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2012.

She is the daughter of Michael and Jane Koenecke.

Megan Lambert

Keep in Touch
Girl Scout Troop 477: Megan organized community-wide events to create greeting cards for family members of the armed forces to send to them. Her project generated over 1,350 greeting cards that will ultimately be sent to military members at home and abroad. Megan is Home Schooled and will graduate in 2011.

She is the daughter of Dennis and Teresa Lambert.

Megan Wright

Strings for the Soul
Girl Scout Troop 1800: Megan’s project brought the arts to people in the community that did not have easy access to it. She organized a group of musicians that she called “Strings for the Soul” to perform concerts at hospitals, senior/assisted living centers, and local high schools. Megan coordinated the group’s rehearsals, performances, and music. Megan will graduate from Jasper High School/Plano West Senior High School in 2013.

She is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Wright.

Moria Crowley

Pet Health Care Workshop
Girl Scout Troop 3005: Moria organized a pet health care workshop for her community in which she taught a partial dog agility course and Frisbee-throw for pet exercise. She also taught attendees how to assess their pet’s weight. Workshop attendees enjoyed a fun and informational day. Moria achieved her goal of further educating the community about how to choose a pet, good understanding on proper care, nutrition, and exercise. Moria will graduate from Lovejoy High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Patrick and Fern Crowley.

Narmin Hemani

From Me To You
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Narmin worked with a group of volunteers to bring happiness to senior citizens. She trained her volunteers to make bracelets and greeting cards to deliver to seniors in their home. She also hosted holiday events at the seniors’ home, complete with holiday music, cards, and gifts of cozy fleece shawls. Narmin will graduate from Hebron High School in 2013.

She is the daughter of Shenaz Hemani.

Natara Ali

Adopt-a-Grandparent Day
Girl Scout Troop 2143: The goal of Natara’s project was to have a holiday activity day for seniors at a local rehabilitation center. She wanted to create awareness about the loneliness faced by the senior members of the community. She also wanted to inspire young people to get involved in their local senior communities. Natara’s event brought joy and entertainment to about 20 seniors this holiday season. Natara will graduate from Hebron High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Hinna Zindani.

Natasha Hagen

Painting, Pillows, and Performances for Grace PC
Girl Scout Troop 419: Working with Corinne Haworth and Rachel Woody, Natasha, Corinne, and Rachel worked to give certain areas of Grace Presbyterian Church Community a makeover. They remodeled the youth room, provided pillows and blankets, and constructed a backdrop for the church day school. Their efforts will positively affect over 200 children that worship at Grace Presbyterian and use the youth facilities. Natasha will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of John and Juana Hagen.

Natasha Jordan

Revamping Lives
Girl Scout Troop 1622: Natasha and Jennifer worked to update the art and teen rooms at The Family Place, a family violence organization in Dallas. They added a mural to the art room, collected art supplies for the center, and bought new furniture for the room. Natasha will graduate from Marcus High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Kirk and Patricia Jordan.

Nicole Wastlick

Ecoliteracy: A Place to Learn
Girl Scout Troop 1124: Working with Elizabeth Sizemore, Nicole and Elizabeth worked to create an area for outdoor environmental learning in Allen. They designed a hexagon shaped “classroom” in an outdoor area and led a team of volunteers to build it. They worked closely with the City of Allen and an Ecoliteracy advisor to understand the exact needs the classroom would need to meet. Their project will affect hundreds of students in the Allen community. Nicole is a2010 graduate of Allen High School.

She is the daughter of Mike and Lori Wastlick.

Olivia Cormier

Book Nook
Girl Scout Troop 793: Olivia’s project addressed the importance of children’s literacy. Olivia worked with Network to collect children’s books for needy families. She collected books from her community, church, and local Half Price Books bookstore. After collecting 450 books, Olivia distributed 150 to children at a low-income apartment complex and donated the rest to Network’s new “Book Nook”. Olivia will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2011.

She is the daughter of Jeff and Michele Cormier.

Paige Parker

Butterfly and Caterpillar Garden
Girl Scout Troop 1658: The purpose of Paige’s project was to encourage a better understanding of the life cycle of butterflies. She built a caterpillar and butterfly friendly garden for Holifield Outdoor Learning Center. Many Plano students will be able to benefit from Paige’s project and will learn about the environment. She is a 2010 graduate of Plano West Senior High School.

She is the daughter of Brenda and James Parker.

Paige Solomon

Operation Kindness Pathway Project
Girl Scout Troop 1289: Paige worked to fix several problems at Operation Kindness, an animal shelter. She led a team of volunteers to repair a pathway used by shelter volunteers to walk dogs. The team successfully repaired the pathway, making the walking path more enjoyable. Paige will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Deborah and Michael Solomon.

Rachael Kennedy

A New Look On Outdoor Learning
Girl Scout Troop 2474: Working with Laura Nicole Harris and Laura Lee Harris, Rachael, Laura Lee, and Laura Nicole worked with Town Center Elementary School to make sure children experienced unique education opportunities, including outdoor learning programs. The Girl Scouts built a water table, and painted a mural of the state of Texas in a courtyard at the school. Their projects will benefit more than 600 students at Town Center Elementary School. Rachael will graduate from Coppell High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Ronnie and Cindy Kennedy.

Rachel Cummins

Coppell Humane Society Food Drive
Girl Scout Troop 2465: The goal of Rachel’s project was to collect food and raise awareness for the Coppell Humane Society. Since this organization relies on donations and has a large number of animals, Rachel set out to help them feed the animals. She set up information and donation tables at several areas throughout her community. Rachel collected over 1,000 pounds of pet food for the Coppell Humane Society. Rachel is a 2010 graduate of Coppell High School.

She is the daughter of Patti and Hal Cummins.

Rachel Robillard

Supplies for Success
Girl Scout Troop 1521: Rachel’s project entailed giving gently used and new school supplies to a low-income elementary school. Due to the donations from the local community and businesses, Rachel was able to provide school supplies to over 300 students. The Flower Mound Newspaper featured an article on Rachel and other high school students making a difference in their community. Rachel will graduate in 2011 from Flower Mound High School.

She is the daughter of Steve and Anne Robillard.

Rachel Walters

Vacation Bible School
Girl Scout Troop 1425: Rachel organized a Vacation Bible School at her church. Her goal was to get members of the community involved with the Vacation Bible School program. She worked with volunteers to hand out postcards about the event. Over 150 children attended Vacation Bible School. During the program, Rachel collected donations for school supplies for Allen Community Outreach. Rachel will graduate from Allen High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Joel and Laurie Walters.

Rachel Woody

Painting, Pillows, and Performances for Grace PC
Girl Scout Troop 419: Working with Natasha Hagen and Corinne Haworth, Rachel, Natasha, and Corinne worked to give certain areas of Grace Presbyterian Church Community a makeover. They remodeled the youth room, provided pillows and blankets, and constructed a backdrop for the church day school. Their efforts will positively affect over 200 children that worship at Grace Presbyterian and use the youth facilities. Rachel will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Jeff and Janice Woody.

Rebecca Cooley

Becca’s Beautification of Pioneer Place
Girl Scout Troop 1289: The goal of Rebecca’s project was to beautify a government housing facility for senior citizens. She painted, hung paintings, and did other things to improve the appearance of the facility. She also hosted a “Bingo Night” and a “Desserts & I Love Lucy Night” for the residents. Rebecca will graduate from Plano West Senior High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Brian and Susan Cooley.

Rebecca Rowe

RMUMC Memorial Park
Girl Scout Troop 2855: Arsonists burned down Rebecca’s church in 2010 and she wanted to build a space where members could come together, bond as a congregation and have a place for the surrounding community to enjoy. With the help of her church, she created a park that includes a gazebo, a prayer trail, a children’s garden, and a picnic area. Rebecca has overcome her fear of speaking to people in large groups and says, “I am no longer afraid to have a voice in a crowd of people.” Rebecca will graduate in 2011 from Wills Point High School.

She is the daughter of Lynn and Sherri Rowe.

Rebecca Wilson & Sarah Wilson

Vacation Bible School
Girl Scout Troop 1936: Rebecca and Sarah held a week-long Vacation Bible School for their church. Each session had a game time, snack time, Bible lesson, and movie. They also worked with the children to make arts and crafts that they could take home each day. The Girl Scouts also held a drive at their VBS for blankets for Presbyterian Children’s Home in Waxahachie. Rebecca is a 2010 graduate of Grand Prairie High School and Sarah will graduate from Grand Prairie High School in 2011.

They are both the daughters of Mary and Tommy Wilson.

Rebecca Woods

Reading Rocks!
Girl Scout Troop 1900: Rebecca coordinated an educational camp for children to enjoy. She organized a team of volunteers to read to the kids, play with them, and do art work that corresponded to the books they read. Rebecca had over 15 children from her community benefit from the project. Rebecca will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Paul and Dede Woods.

Roshani Sultan

Go Green
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Roshani’s project was to make the environment a better and healthier place by planting trees. She worked with City Hall and had 26 trees donated. Roshani and a team of volunteers planted the trees and plants in a local community park. Roshani will graduate from R.L. Turner High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Nasim and Salim Sultan.

Saba Nayani

Supporting Shelves and Benefiting Boxes
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Saba helped Bea’s Kids, a tutoring center in Farmers Branch, enhance their space. She added a shelf where students could organize their books and supplies in a more efficient manner. Saba improved her critical thinking and communication skills. Saba will graduate in 2011 from Ursuline Academy of Dallas.

She is the daughter of Dilshad and Nasruddin Nayani.

Sahar Bhojani

Scoliosis Awareness
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Sahar’s project addressed the lack of awareness about scoliosis, better health, and healthcare in her community. To meet the project objectives, she organized informational seminars and educated the community about scoliosis. To further validate her presentations, she invited professionals from the medical field to speak at her seminars. After Sahar’s presentation, the doctors spoke and provided free back screenings. Her project provided much awareness and made a difference in her community. Sahar will graduate from Hebron High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Pervez and Munira Bhojani.

Samantha Johnston

Movies Under the Stars
Girl Scout Troop 1289: Samantha hosted several movie nights for the children of the Ronald McDonald House. She planned two indoor and outdoor movie events, complete with complimentary crafts. Over 150 children and their families staying at the Ronald McDonald house attended her fun event. Samantha will graduate from Plano West High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Morgan and Susan Johnston.

Samantha Schafer

Dance and Leadership Camp for Girls
Girl Scout Troop 738: The goal of Samantha’s project was to help young girls in her community develop self-esteem through dance. She held a dance camp for young girls in her community and donated the profits from the event to Christ United Methodist Church. The church was in need of new play equipment for their church day care and Samantha helped to solve this problem. She will graduate from Plano Senior High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Liz and Dan Schafer.

Sana Merchant

One Step Forward to a Better Life!
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Sana addressed the importance of safety and togetherness to 40 families in a low-income area in a Family Fun Day event. She arranged for guest speakers to talk about the importance of car safety, car seats, and the dangers of texting while driving. Sana learned skills such as budgeting, time management and communication. Sana attends Ranchview High School and will graduate in 2013.

She is the daughter of Zeenat and Asif Merchant.

Sarah Ardoin

The Library is for Teens Too!
Girl Scout Troop 793: Sarah’s project took place in a socioeconomically disadvantaged area of Louisiana, where she has extended family. She renovated the teen section of the city of Evangeline Parish Library in Ville Platte. Before starting on the project, Sarah collected teen books at a book drive and purchased furniture for the library. She created an online teen book club for the library and the community it serves. Since the completion of Sarah’s project, the number of teenagers visiting the library has increased significantly. Sarah will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2011.

She is the daughter of Denise and Eric Ardoin.

Sarah Kate Welch

Baby Bundles
Girl Scout Troop 1077: The goal of Sarah’s project was to address the issue of homelessness in our community. She realized that many homeless families have young babies living on the streets with them so she created “Baby Bundles”. Sarah held a baby shower presentation where she informed the attendees about her project and solicited donations. She also assembled over 55 baby bundles filled with baby clothes and other basic supplies. Sarah will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Ellen and Andy Welch.

Sarah Mithani

Making a Visible Difference
Girl Scout Troop 1955: Working with Farah Mithani and Judy Hong, Sarah, Judy, and Farah wanted to raise awareness in their community about the issues in Liberia. Their goal was to purchase eyeglasses for individuals with poor eyesight that wish to continue their education. The Girl Scouts made presentations at their school, local businesses, and throughout the community. Collectively, they were able to raise sufficient funds to provide 100 Liberians with eyeglasses. Sarah will graduate from Coppell High School in 2011.

Sarah Rasheed

Spreading Holiday Cheer to Those We Hold Dear
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Sarah hosted a holiday event for a group of senior citizens. The event included caroling and crafts. Sarah and her volunteers also offered manicures and hand massages to the seniors. Sarah and her team gifted the seniors with holiday stockings filled with goodies. She will graduate from Creekview High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Nazleen and Abdul Rasheed.

Sarah Seifrick

Furnishing Dreams
Girl Scout Troop 2862: The goal of Sarah’s project was to collect enough donated furniture to furnish an entire apartment for a family of six coming to the United States from Burma. Sarah enlisted the help and support of her friends, neighbors, and community to furnish the apartment and stock the pantry with culturally familiar foods to last the family for several weeks. Sarah also worked with Catholic Charities to set up English classes for the family and job interviews for the adults. She will graduate from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 2011.

She is the daughter of Jack and Ann Seifrick.

Sarah Stenger

Sweet Dreams for Sweeties
Girl Scout Troop 1400: The goal of Sarah’s project was to help children in local hospitals feel more comfortable. Sarah hosted several community service sew-a-thons where individuals could come learn how to sew and make pillows and pillowcases for the children in hospitals. Over 400 children received a pillow or pillowcase as a result of Sarah’s project. Sarah is a 2010 graduate of Allen High School.

She is the daughter of John and Christina Stenger.

Shannon Hart

Book Donations for the Flower Mound Library
Girl Scout Troop 1520: For her project, Shannon worked to collect books for Flower Mound Library. She coordinated bake sales and solicited donations to raise money for new library books. She donated 61 new books to the library and led a team of volunteers in putting covers, library stamps, and labels on the books. Shannon is a 2010 graduate of Flower Mound High School.

She is the daughter of Patrick and Dede Hart.

Sheridan Taylor

Girl Power Conference
Girl Scout Troop 1941: Sheridan crated a Girl Power Conference that reached out to several demographics- specifically girls ages 11-17. She led activities that covered motivation, gender stereotypes, and the beauty myth. She recruited professional speakers to give the presentation to the 20 young girls that attended. Sheridan will graduate from the School for the Talented & Gifted in 2012.

She is the daughter of Martha Sheridan and James Taylor.

Shermin Punjwani

Reconstruction of Library at Brian’s House
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Shermin and a team of volunteers renovated the library area at Bryan’s House, an organization that works with children afflicted with HIV/AIDS. The team cleaned the area, painted bookshelves, and hung paintings to make the space look beautiful. They also organized the books in the library and made the area a more user-friendly space for all. She will graduate from Coppell High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Amin and Shahnila Punjwani.

Shireen Valliani

Nutritional Awareness
Girl Scout Troop 2143: Shireen set up several nutritional seminars for different age groups to teach individuals about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Her presentations included a PowerPoint presentation, a nutritional food booth, and educational games. Over 80 individuals attended Shireen’s seminars and learned about nutrition. Shireen will graduate from North Hills Preparatory in 2013.

She is the daughter of Farrukh and Farida Valliani.

Stephanie Voerding

Toy Drive for Children’s Medical Center
Girl Scout Troop 321: Stepahnie held a toy drive, book fair, and carnival for Children’s Medical Center. She was able to donate 37 toys to Children’s Medical Center and hosted a fun carnival for the children to enjoy. Stephanie will graduate from The Colony High School in 2013.

She is the daughter of John Voerding and Maggie Pask.

Stephanie Aceves

Fun and Laughter
Girl Scout Troop 3950: Stephanie worked to reconstruct a local neighborhood park that was over 20 years old. She presented her project to the Parks department and worked in collaboration with the community to implement the project. Stephanie organized the community to fund the park’s new equipment. She also led a team of volunteers, most of which were members of the community who utilized the neighborhood park, to execute her project. The new playground is a safe environment where neighbors can meet to enjoy the outdoors and have social interaction. Stephanie is a 2010 graduate of The Colony High School.

She is the daughter of Javier and Irene Aceves.

Suzy Thompson

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center Boardwalk
Girl Scout Troop 1900: The goal of Suzy’s project was to build a boardwalk over a muddy section of an interactive trail. In order for the trail to be enjoyed by all, it would need to be wheelchair- accessible. Suzy successfully built the boardwalk section of the Blackland Prairie Interactive Trail, and now many people will have the opportunity to explore it and learn more about the ecosystem around them. Suzy will graduate from the J.J. Pearce High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Pam and Dan Thompson.

Sydney Duncan

Stepping in For Haiti
Girl Scout Troop 47: Sydney’s project was to collect flip flops from different locations to help children in Haiti affected by the hurricane. Her goal was to have others help people in need while being grateful for what they have. She also encouraged teens to look at the positives in their lives and to make a difference by helping others. Sydney will graduate from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2012.

She is the daughter of Charyl McAfee-Duncan and Kenneth Duncan.

Tamara Bouma

Facelift for Frisco Family Services Center
Girl Scout Troop 195: Tamara’s project addressed the Frisco Family Services Center’s desire to improve the exterior appearance of their facility. She organized a group of volunteers to help her paint, wash, and clean up the exterior of the building. The building now has a more organized look and feels more professional, without taking away from the family atmosphere. Tamara’s project positively affects the agency and the volunteers who help out there. Tamara will graduate from Frisco High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Elizabeth Metting and Mark Bouma.

Taylor Marie Beck

40th Celebration of Earth Day
Girl Scout Troop 1344: Taylor’s project addressed Earth Day, including information on our planet and ways to conserve it, particularly the rainforest. She and a team of volunteers taught over 50 people, including local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other children about the Amazon and how they could help save the rainforest. The Girl Scouts in the group earned their Global Awareness patch through their participation in the program. Taylor will graduate from Newman Smith High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Kathryn Beck.

Victoria Christiansen

Operation Family Literacy Center
Girl Scout Troop 65: For her project, Victoria shot and edited an informative video about the Richardson Family Literacy Center. The video is being used as a tool to educate others in the area about the program. It will also be shown at conferences nationwide. Victoria organized a group of volunteers to help her film and edit the informational video. Victoria will graduate from Richardson High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Maria and Scott Christiansen.

Victoria Fleming

Bea’s Kids Reading Center
Girl Scout Troop 1955: Working with Karissa Sullivan, Victoria and Karissa worked with low-income Hispanic students at the Carrollton location of Bea’s Kids to improve their reading skills. The Girl Scouts created a new and comfortable Reading Center on-site. The girls also coordinated a group of volunteers to record books on tape for student use. Their project affected over 75 children and their parents. Victoria will graduate from Coppell High School in 2011.

She is the daughter of Phil and Mimi Fleming.

Victoria Knight

Carnival
Girl Scout Troop 766: Victoria partnered with The Family Place to bring the children a day of fun, including Mardi Gras mask-making, and necklace and bracelet-making. She provided lunch and dinner for the children at the center. She also coordinated other enjoyable activities, including musical chairs, limbo, and dancing. Victoria will graduate from Episcopal School of Dallas in 2012.

She is the daughter of John and Gina Knight.

Wendy Watson

Painting Project
Girl Scout Juliette: Wendy worked with the staff at The Healing Hands Ministries in Dallas to make their facility look as beautiful as possible. She led a team of volunteers to clean and repaint over 20 doors, door jams, windows, and window sills in the office. Wendy will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2012.

She is the daughter of Carol Watson.

 

2009 - 2010

Below is a gallery of the Gold Award Honorees who completed projects between March 31, 2009 - April 1, 2010.

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Ainsley Hans

Ainsley shared her love of music and performing in the high school marching band with 8th grade students in her community. To help prepare the students for the challenges of high school marching band, Ainsley offered lessons to the middle school double reeds who wanted to be prepared as well as any middle school percussionists who also needed assistance. Ainsley is currently a freshman at Collin County Community College.

Ainsley is the daughter of Sarah and Bill Hans.

Alex Mayorga

Alex partnered with the gardeners from Plano Community Garden to provide a worm bench that created the opportunity for them to create their own compost using worms rather than store fertilizer. The issues addressed were both environmental and educational. Alex provided the center and each gardener with a pamphlet to educate others on the benefits of compost over fertilizer and the many positive qualities of worms. Both the gardening center and the community have benefited from the worm bench and have implemented the technique in their own gardens. Alex will graduate from Plano Senior High School this year.

Alex is the daughter of Dawna and Ricardo Mayorga.

Alexandra Charest

Alexandra utilized her creative art skills to liven up the mat room at Flower Mound High School. The room was lacking color, excitement, and motivation for the wrestling team and other athletes. Over a course of several weeks, Alexandra and her team of volunteers painted the school logo in the mat room and six inspirational logos of various academic and athletic associations in the main gym to create a Wall of Fame. The murals will benefit the current and future members of the Flower Mound High School wrestling team. Alexandra will graduate from Flower Mound High School this year.

Alexandra is the daughter of Terri and Guy Charest.

Alexis Islas

Alexis and her group partnered with Church in the City in Rowlett to get children involved and active in the community. With the help of community volunteers, the girls were able to put together a team and build the Olliewood Skate Park. The goal of the skate park was to encourage children and community members to get outdoors and become active together. Brainstorming and team work skills learned in Girl Scouts helped accomplish their project. Alexis will graduate from Rowlett High School this year.

Alexis is the daughter of Deborah and Roman Islas.

Alice Doyle

Alice and her group addressed the need for help and assistance for the refugees in the Dallas area. Word was passed around through several donation drives that showed the community just how much the refugees need assistance and help through generous donations. Another method the girls used to gain awareness was hosting a summer carnival for the children of the refugees to provide a day of stress-free fun. Towards the end of their project the girls managed to establish six annual donation drives throughout the Dallas community. Alice will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Alice is the daughter of Dianne Doyle and Patrick Doyle.

Allison Funkhouser

As a staff member at Camp Quality in Tyler, Allison taught creative problem solving skills to children with cancer. While working with the other staff members, Allison created three super-hero themed challenges, which matched the overall theme of the camp. Allison used the leadership skills she learned in Girl Scouts to lead volunteer staff members in assisting in the management of all the campers and their individual needs. Allison will graduate from Plano West Senior High School this year.

Allison is the daughter of Diane and Brad Funkhouser.

Alyssa Carriere'

Alyssa shared her love of dance with The Vogel Alcove Child Care Center for homeless and abused children in downtown Dallas. Each day for a week, a group from Sachse High School Swingers Drill Team and several other volunteers taught the children to dance using scarves, streamers, videos, and dance techniques. At the end of the week the children performed a routine in three separate groups in front of their families and teachers as part of a celebration of their hard work and their self confidence. Each child was awarded with an individual dance certificate and goodie bag. Alyssa will graduate from Sachse High School in 2011.

Alyssa is the daughter of Cecelia Ann Carriere’.

Alyssa Hoover

Alyssa saw the need to help the families in the small town of Progresso, Mexico. With the help of her church community and other donations, Alyssa was able to gather clothing, food, and hygienic items. Through the course of her project, Alyssa contacted members from other churches to assist in the delivery of the items, rented a storage unit to house the supplies, and rented a U-Haul for transportation. Alyssa and her mother drove to Progresso and delivered packages to the New Hope church members and a Methodist church. Many families were affected by her generous project. Alyssa will graduate from John Paul II High School this year.

Alyssa is the daughter of Diane Fontaine and Anthony Hoover.

Alyssa Quinones

Alyssa focused on the need to raise awareness about Project Lovie, the NICU, and premature babies at the local Lewisville Hospital. Partnering with fellow Girl Scout troop members, Alyssa talked with young Girl Scout troops and educated them on the facts about premature birth and the ways the community can help those mothers in need. With the help of the community and Girl Scout troops, over 80 goodie bags were packed with essentials for new mothers and handed out room by room at the hospital. She will graduate from Flower Mound High School this year.

Alyssa is the daughter of Marilu and David Quinones.

Amanda Rivera

Amanda teamed up with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas to support the families of patients who are in the Cardiology Unit. Amanda led several groups of volunteers to create craft kits and collect games and supplies from the community. All of these items would be used to help both the patients and the siblings of patients to pass the time in the hospital. Together Amanda and her team were able to work with the community to provide new items for the children at the hospital.

Amanda is the daughter of Rita Gracia.

Amelia Jenkins

Amelia shared her love for animals by hosting a lock-in for young girls at the Plano Animal Shelter. For each girl to be admitted, they had to bring a donation for the shelter. The lock-in focused on the importance of protecting animals, the responsibilities involved in owning a pet, and how to contact animal control when a stray is spotted. The girls and the community benefited from the lock-in and the shelter has seen more adoptions and volunteers since the project. Amelia will graduate from Farmersville High School in 2011.

Amelia is the daughter of Martha Jenkins and Rick Jenkins.

Amy Reisch

Amy worked with Nike and led the Nike Reuse-A-Shoe Program in the North Dallas area. With the help from local schools in her community, Amy collected worn out athletic shoes. The shoes were donated to be recycled into materials that are used to create sports courts all around the world for communities in need. While working with Nike, Amy also hosted a recycling booth at the Town North YMCA Healthy Kids Day. To help raise interest and awareness for the project, Amy and her volunteers created an informational video about the Nike Reuse- A-Shoe Program and provided them to the local schools in the community. Amy will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Amy is the daughter of Jim Reisch and Sandy Reisch.

Ann Scoggins

Annie and her group mapped out plans for a remodel of the Boys and Girls Club to create a welcoming environment to encourage reading and a peaceful environment to focus on homework. The girls worked to earn money and accepted unsolicited donations to purchase painting supplies, materials, and other decorations for the space. Family members as well as community members worked to complete the library space in a timely fashion. An open house to the community marked the completion of the girls’ project. Annie will graduate from Canterbury Episcopal School this year.

Annie is the daughter of Monica and Al Scoggins.

Ashton Gepfert

Ashton set out to bring awareness of people with disabilities by hosting Defining Differences, a disability awareness campaign. Ashton used her resources and leadership skills to raise awareness and acceptance of people in the community with disabilities. By Ashton’s work connecting individuals, families, and teachers with organizations that work with disabilities and offer support, people with disabilities can now participate in day to day activities within the community and have been hired as employees at different agencies. Ashton will graduate from Allen High School in 2011.

Ashton is the daughter of Deane and Robert Gepfert.

Beth Rollow

Beth saw the need to provide new picnic tables for her community in the city of Rowlett. The city of Rowlett requested that more picnic tables be built for the local parks to replace the few and dilapidated tables at Pecan Grove Park. Beth and her group of volunteers built 5 new picnic tables for the park and used pressure treated wood and clear water repellant to prevent them from deteriorating. Beth will graduate from Rowlett High School this year.

Beth is the daughter of Priscilla and Gary Rollow.

Beverly Finneburgh

Beverly set out to educate middle school-aged girls about the opportunities available through Color Guard as well as encourage physical fitness, healthy habits, and responsibility. To accomplish her goals, Beverly held a clinic to expose girls to the elements of Color Guard and to teach them a routine. At the end of the clinic, those who participated performed in a showcase for their family and friends. Many girls made the decision to join Color Guard and other organizations with a pledge to stay healthy and active. Beverly will graduate from Plano East Senior High School this year.

Beverly is the daughter of Wendy and Morris Finneburgh.

Brianna Cloutier

Brianna dedicated her time to relieving stress for some of the children and mothers at the Child Advocacy Center of Denton County. By creating “Sunshine Bags” filled with makeup supplies for the mothers and coloring activities for the children, Brianna was able to bring smiles and warm feelings to the families suffering from abuse and neglect. Brianna will graduate from Flower Mound High School this year.

Brianna is the daughter of JoAn and Matthew Cloutier.

Brianna Rehkemper

Brianna coordinated with the Heritage Farmstead, a nonprofit organization and museum. Recently the Farmstead has run low on volunteers and staff members and that has caused a collapse in customers. Brianna worked with the staff to host a Scout Day for over 650 Scouts and 100 volunteers. The day was full of exciting activities including, candle dipping, ice cream making, rope making, and lessons in reflection fire cooking, geology, and farm life. Brianna will graduate from Plano Senior High School this year.

Brianna is the daughter of Trina and Chris Rehkemper.

Brittany Bufkin

Brittany ran a summer art camp at Brother Bill’s Helping Hand, a community center in West Dallas. The center provides assistance in job training, clinical exams, and grocery store trips for mothers. The focus of the project was to provide the children with a fun and educational week of art activities and a positive mentor. Both the children and mothers benefitted from the art camp. Brittany will graduate from The Hockaday School in 2011.

Brittany is the daughter of Michelle and Chuck Bufkin.

Brittany Dalton

Brittany noticed that the preschool at Bent Tree Episcopal Church was in need of an update. She and a team of several volunteers began by sorting books alphabetically and creating a file system that the teachers could use to check books in and out. The project addressed the issue that teachers couldn’t easily find books when students wanted to take them home. This project also allowed library time to become part of the school’s curriculum. Now, all the children can take books home and the teachers can keep track of them in an organized way. Brittany will graduate from Plano East Senior High School this year.

Brittany is the daughter of Monica and James Dalton.

Brittany Garcia

Brittany and her group committed their project to help bring joy to the lives of the residents at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home. Many times the elderly are overlooked and forgotten when living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Brittany and her group worked with the families of the residents and the community to bring in entertainment and exciting activities for the elderly to enjoy. The community learned just how important it is to spend time with loved ones and give back to the elderly population. Brittany is graduating from Ursuline Academy.

Brittany is the daughter of Pam and Hector Garcia.

Brittany Hunt

Brittany worked to provide the homeowners of Rustic Timbers with a bench to enjoy the beautiful lake scenery that surrounds their community. After hearing what the community had to say about their beautiful path, they addressed the need to have a bench where they could sit and really enjoy the view. With the help of volunteers and donations, the close-knit community decided to dedicate the bench to a community member who lost their battle with cancer. Brittany is a 2009 graduate of Flower Mound High School.

Brittany is the daughter of Phyllis and John Hunt.

Caitlan Davis

Caitlan directed a group of volunteers to assist in the renovation of the youth room at a local church in her community. With her leadership skills and ability to direct a group, Caitlan assembled a group of volunteers who helped improve and completely remodel the youth room for the teenagers to enjoy. Over the long process of the renovation, Caitlan sharpened her leadership skills, directorial skills, and learned to work with community members. Caitlan will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School this year.

Caitlan is the daughter of Leisha and Bert Davis.

Carmen Collins

Carmen set out to bring warmth to the elderly people of the Brady Center in downtown Dallas. To meet this goal, over 120 blankets were collected from the community and presented to the elderly during a fun game of bingo. Carmen spent time getting to know many of the elderly individuals in the center and took pictures of them and created decorative frames which were given to each person as a gift. At the end of the project, a binder containing information on receiving blankets yearly was given to the staff members of the Brady Center. Carmen will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Carmen is the daughter of Kathryn Collins and Leo Collins.

Catherine Gillam

Catherine set out to get teenagers in her community involved with their public library. In order to reach her goal, Catherine started the Teen Advisory Panel, or TAP. Every month the members of TAP gathered at the library to discuss ideas and strategies to get more teens involved. Some of the programs that were started include “Read-the-Book” Club, the Teen Writer’s Club, and B-Y-O-Board Game Nite. The programs also managed to recruit volunteer help for the library. Catherine will graduate from The Colony High School this year.

Catherine is the daughter of Diana and David Gillam.

Charis Gilbert

Charis and her group partnered with Church in the City in Rowlett to get children involved and active in the community. With the help of community volunteers, the girls were able to put together a team and build the Olliewood Skate Park. The goal of the skate park was to encourage children and community members to get outdoors and become active together. Brainstorming and team work skills learned in Girl Scouts helped accomplish their project. Charis will graduate from high school in 2010.

Charis is the daughter of Lyree and Mike Gilbert.

Chelsea Braggs

Chelsea based her project on concern over the recent development of teen pregnancy at her school and in her church. Chelsea researched information and contacted Newborns-in-Need Incorporated. Along with help from the organization and volunteers, Chelsea worked on a PowerPoint presentation, flyers, and a speech. Volunteers helped make copies and distribute literature regarding teen pregnancy rate in Texas and about Newborn-in-Need Incorporated. Chelsea is a 2009 graduate of Hebron High School.

Chelsea is the daughter of Cliff Braggs and Trenda Martin-Braggs.

Colleen McCabe Duncan

Colleen made a difference in the lives of many soldiers currently serving overseas. With the help of students in Flower Mound school district, Colleen created personalized packages containing letters, signs, pictures, and thank you notes. The packages were received by many soldiers. Each student adopted a soldier to write to, thank, and ask questions. As a closing piece, Colleen filmed a DVD of the faces and voices of each of the students that participated to give the soldiers a spoken message they so well deserved. Colleen is a 2009 graduate of Flower Mound High School.

Colleen is the daughter of Donna and Ed Duncan.

Connor Flatley

Connor and her group addressed the need for help and assistance for the refugees in the Dallas area. Word was passed around through several donation drives that showed the community just how much the refugees need assistance and help through generous donations. Another method the girls used to gain awareness was hosting a summer carnival for the children of the refugees to provide a day of stress-free fun. Towards the end of their project the girls managed to establish six annual donation drives throughout the Dallas community. Connor will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Connor is the daughter of Tim Flatley and Dana Flatley.

Courtney Lewis

Courtney noticed the need for a new and improved literacy center at the Vickery Meadows Learning Center in East Dallas. The focus of her project was to create an organized resource room where the students could benefit from the reading materials. Over the course of a year, Courtney worked with the center and volunteers to rearrange books, organize the room, and create a barcode system to check books out. The Vickery Center has already made a difference as an improved literacy and educational resource for its largely Hispanic neighborhood in East Dallas. Courtney will graduate from Highland Park High School this year.

Courtney is the daughter of Lisa and Steve Lewis.

Creesha Hardee

Creesha encouraged the local youth in her community to give it their all while in school. The focus of her project was on addressing the importance of doing your best through school to give you the best possible future. Creesha held “Dance for a Chance” at the Oak Cliff Branch of the YMCA as well as St. Luke’s Community United Methodist church, where she is a member. The project gave the youth a chance to be carefree, learn new techniques, and work on their self-esteem. Creesha will graduate from Townview Magnet Center this year.

Creesha is the daughter of Lateesha Hardee and Craig Anthony.

Crineshia Mitchell

Crineshia led several donation drives at her school, church, Girl Scout location, and her mother’s bank to collect much needed school supplies for the children in her community. After collecting all the supplies and donations, Crineshia hosted a Back to School Fair that addressed the issue of families being prepared for school. The community benefited from information provided by local businesses and organizations as well as free haircuts, vision screenings, health screenings, online tutoring, and the Dallas Fire Department. Crineshia will graduate from Skyline High School in 2010.

Crineshia is the daughter of Chanika and Edward Turner.

Devon Trumbauer

Devon utilized her art skills to design and paint three murals for the entrance to the Plano Community Garden. After receiving suggestions and ideas from the gardeners, Devon came up with concepts that would incorporate themes of community, growth, and concern for the environment. Devon decided to place the murals on a chain link fence that was unable to hide the garbage disposal center near the garden. This was the last step in creating a completely beautiful environment for the community garden. Devon will graduate from Plano Senior High School this year.

Devon is the daughter of Heather and Doug Trumbauer.

Elizabeth Molash

Elizabeth committed her project to cleaning, organizing, and remodeling the kids’ playroom at the Genesis Women’s Shelter that provides counseling and care for women and children who have been abused. In order to raise money for the remodel, Elizabeth held two garage sales, sent emails to family and friends, and enlisted the help of local stores and businesses. Elizabeth worked hard at creating a fun and welcoming environment for the children to enjoy while receiving counseling at the center. Elizabeth will graduate from Ursuline Academy this year.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Ann and Matt Molash.

Elyse Burkert

Elyse and her volunteers used their leadership skills and their love for sports to demonstrate volleyball skills and proper nutrition for the teens at City House. Elyse used her teaching skills to introduce the rules of the game, help the teens learn the basic skills needed to play volleyball, and teach them to eat healthy foods that will give them energy to play sports and stay active. Elyse will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School this year.

Elyse is the daughter of Mary and Doug Burkert.

Emily Bengston

Emily improved the conditions of the library at the Abundant Grace Community Church in South Dallas. A large number of books were donated, marked with a barcode to allow a check-in, check-out process, and placed on newly built shelving systems. The church was in desperate need to supply books and other learning tools for the local children and youth. Thanks to the help of Emily and her volunteers, the children now have many new and exciting learning tools. Emily will graduate from Hebron High School in 2011.

Emily is the daughter of Pauline and Jay Bengston.

Emily Hansen

Emily and her group committed their project to help bring joy to the lives of the residents at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home. Many times the elderly are overlooked and forgotten when living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Emily and her group worked with the families of the residents and the community to bring in entertainment and exciting activities for the elderly to enjoy. The community learned just how important it is to spend time with loved ones and give back to the elderly population. Emily is a senior graduating from Bishop Lynch High School.

Emily is the daughter of Paul and Gina Hansen.

Emily Muehleman

Emily partnered with the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse for the 9th Annual BuzzFree PROMises Dress Giveway. The event was aimed at teenagers who pledged to be substance free on prom night. In return for their pledge and attending workshops each girl received a prom dress and each boy received a tuxedo. Emily utilized her public speaking skills to talk face-to-face and appear on TV to gain donations. Over 900 youth benefited from this program. Emily will graduate from Richardson High School in 2011.

Emily is the daughter of Kathy Muehleman.

Erica Madugba

Erica managed the establishment of two rooms in a nursing home that created a home-like environment for residents sharing the rooms. The rooms were decorated and designed to inspire warm feelings of being at home. Erica also socialized with the residents and hosted fingernail painting and flower-making activities. At the end of her project, a “grand reveal” of the rooms was hosted for the residents, staff members, and family members. Erica will graduate from Lewisville High School in 2011.

Erica is the daughter of Daria K. Moore and Angela and Victor Madugba.

Erin Thompson

Erin managed the painting of a giant map of the United States on the playground of Rasor Elementary School. After collecting donated materials and recruiting volunteers, Erin led her team through five stages of the long painting process. To accompany the art, Erin provided the school with playground games associated with the map. Following the completion of the map, a reveal ceremony was held at the beginning of the new school year. Erin is a 2009 graduate of Plano Senior High School.

Erin is the daughter of David Thompson and Connie Thompson.

Erin Welker

Erin partnered with the Lewisville Christian School to host a Science Night for preschoolers and their parents. Stations were set up around the room containing 10 different science lesson plans that were developmentally appropriate for the young age group. Volunteers were used in creating the lesson plans and in setting up for the science night. Students from the Marcus High School Science Club presented unique and wild science presentations in the conclusion of the night. Erin is a 2009 graduate of Marcus High School.

Erin is the daughter of Malinda and Fred Welker.

Eunique Jones

Eunique shared her passion for crafts and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas by hosting several “Craft Extravaganzas” for the patients recovering from surgery. In 2007, Eunique had scoliosis surgery at Scottish Rite and loved going to the craft room. Volunteers helped create Project Paint 2009 for the patients to participate in while staying for recovery. Project Paint included a series of crafts that expressed the children’s unique abilities and creative minds. Eunique will graduate from Rowlett High School in 2011.

Eunique is the daughter of Beverly and Herbert Moore.

Garnet Fetner

Garnet and her group partnered in establishing a mobile resource library for Christian Charities Action to supplement their ESL classes. Materials provided included books, books on tape, and teacher references. Additionally, copies of menus, medical forms, grocery ads, and other resources were provided for students to practice realistic encounters with the English language. A checkout system was also created for the students to take the materials home for practice. Garnet will graduate from Marcus High School in 2010.

Garnet is the daughter of Lori and Bob Fetner.

Gillian Norris

Gillian partnered with Genesis Women’s Shelter to collect and distribute new and gently used uniforms for those students who were in need. Gillian used the community resources and skills learned in Girl Scouts to get people involved in donating. A party was held at the shelter in celebration of the new uniforms. Crafts, games, and summer activities were all a part of the day. Gillian’s project was successful in supply uniforms to children staying at the shelter. Gillian will graduate from Highland Park High School this year.

Gillian is the daughter of Gina and Patrick Norris.

Hannah Scott

Hannah and her group of volunteers worked to collect donations of small toys and activities for hospitalized children at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. Items were sorted by age into 85 gift bags and delivered to the Child Life Specialists in the pediatric department who dispersed them to children needing a positive diversion from their hospital stay. In addition, two bulletin board messages were designed, created, and displayed in the pediatric hallway to emphasize water safety and hand washing. Hannah will graduate from Lake Highlands High School this year.

Hannah is the daughter of Julie and Morgan Scott.

Havana Hernandez

Havana addressed the need for young girls to participate in daily physical activities and maintain a healthy, well balanced diet. Havana hosted a week long cheerleading camp for the local youth in her community, ages 7-12. The camp focused on the importance of finding a fun activity that the girls could use every day to stay active and healthy. Havana led dance lessons, aerobic exercises, and monitored discussions on daily activity, and directed nutrition lessons. Havana is a 2009 graduate of North Mesquite High School.

Havana is the daughter of Heather A. Northcutt and Mike Hernandez.

Heather Golgart

Heather created baby baskets for Alley’s House, a nonprofit organization in Dallas that supports teen mothers by providing a home, shelter, a school for mothers in need. With the help of her community members and several donations, Heather was able to gather material and create baskets filled with the essentials every mother needs for a newborn. Dr. Katrina Walsh assisted Heather in donating baby formula, immunization information, changing pads, and diaper bags. The baskets were completed with handmade baby blankets crafted by Heather and other community members. Heather is a 2009 graduate of the Greenhill School.

Heather is the daughter of Sandy Golgart.

Helen Baumgartner

Helen recruited volunteers to renovate the senior high youth room at the First Methodist Church in Ennis. Before the renovations, the room was very dated and lacking excitement for the youth. With the help of her volunteers and the congregation, the room was transformed into a clean and elegant venue for the youth to conduct Sunday school and relax. Helen will graduate from Ennis High School in 2011.

Helen is the daughter of Donna and Herb Baumgartner.

Jacqueline Marcus

Jacqueline produced “birthday boxes” for the underprivileged children at the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a local church in the community. These boxes were complete with supplies and materials needed for a birthday celebration. Many children in the community are unable to celebrate their special day and with the help of many volunteers and generous donations, these children will be able to have one special day. Jacqueline will graduate from Bishop Lynch Catholic High School in 2011.

Jacqueline is the daughter of Bernadette and Kenneth Marcus.

Jasmine Jenkins

Jasmine hosted a volleyball clinic for the local youth in her community to address the issues of childhood obesity and the need to stay active and eat healthy. The clinic focused on the do’s and don’ts of volleyball, healthy eating habits, and the five fundamentals of volleyball -- setting, passing, hitting, blocking, and serving. With the help of other volunteers, Jasmine instructed over forty young girls how to get and stay active, and have fun while exercising. Jasmine will graduate from Richardson High School this year.

Jasmine is the daughter of Patricia Jenkins and Brent Jenkins.

Jena Martin

Jena and her group organized the Backpacks for Buckner’s drive to collect backpacks and other school supplies needed for the children of Buckner’s Children’s Home in Dallas. With the help of community members, family, friends, and volunteers, the girls were able to collect enough school supplies and create handmade backpacks to provide for numerous children. Thanks to all their hard work, these children now have the necessary supplies needed for every school day. Jena is a 2009 graduate of Rowlett High School.

Jena is the daughter of Becky and Andy Martin.

Jennifer Degelia

Jennifer worked with Strong Hold Ministry and several volunteers to create care baskets for people suffering from cancer and bring them closer to God. To raise awareness of her project, Jennifer taught her volunteers how to create cancer awareness mailers and sent them to local residents. A PowerPoint presentation was also given at a Strong Hold Ministry Foundation Dinner where many people attended and listened to Jennifer’s words. Jennifer will graduate from Bishop Lynch Catholic High School this year.

Jennifer is the daughter of David Degelia and Elizabeth Degelia.

Jessica Higgins

Jessica and her group organized the Backpacks for Buckner’s drive to collect backpacks and other school supplies needed for the children of Buckner’s Children’s Home in Dallas. With the help of community members, family, friends, and volunteers, the girls were able to collect enough school supplies and create handmade backpacks to provide for numerous children. Thanks to all their hard work, these children now have the necessary supplies needed for every school day. Jessica is a 2009 graduate of Rowlett High School.

Jessica is the daughter of Karan and Michael Higgins.

Joanna Archer

Joanna recruited community support for The Spiritual Adoption project benefiting mothers to be and their unborn child. The project supports expectant mothers and their babies with prayers, financial assistance, baby clothes and furniture items. Joanna spoke to several organizations, distributed prayer cards, and hosted a Christmas party with each attendee bringing a baby gift. A baby shower was held in honor of the soon to be mothers. Joanna will graduate from Bishop Lynch Catholic High School this year.

Joanna is the daughter of Mary Frances and Mike Archer.

Julia Hosch

Julia worked with Project Transformation which targets the literacy needs of elementary students. Julia coordinated volunteers and used their help to color-code all of the books in three Project Transformation libraries so that each color represented one of seven reading levels. The lack of “pre-reader” material was also addressed by developing a reading program for kindergarten students with marker boards, worksheets, and flashcards to teach phonics. The project affected many children at three libraries. Julia will graduate from Highland Park High School this year.

Julia is the daughter of Elizabeth and Charles Hosch.

Julie Negusssie

Julie helped educate her community about the lack of child supervision around the community pool and educate children with poor swimming skills or none at all. For her project, Julie developed a curriculum and activities to encourage water safety and team building skills that allowed the community to work together. The children were instructed with proper water safety rules and techniques to help them become better swimmers. Julie will graduate from Warren Travis High School this year.

Julie is the daughter of Tigist Lema and Negussie Debebe.

Justine Schmidt

Justine responded to requests from the congregation at The Alliance of Faith United Methodist Church. The church’s fellowship hall was very dull and needed some repairs. After speaking with the congregation, Justine worked hard to provide a room that they would be pleased with. Justine organized a group of reliable volunteers to help her paint and remodel the room and used adult supervision and help for the heavy lifting and installation of a chair rail. This project shined light on the little known church and since then other organizations have come forward and completed other projects. Justine will graduate from Ennis High School in 2011.

Justine is the daughter of Kristy and Chad Schmidt.

Kaitlyn Wineteer

Kaitlyn worked to enhance the look of the learning rooms of the Faith Formation building in the community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The staff of the building had been trying to reach the goal since the building was first opened. Kaitlyn took it upon herself to gather a group of volunteers and get the project done. Now the students have vibrant, colorful, welcoming, and educational classrooms they want to learn in. Kaitlyn will graduate from Plano Senior High School this year.

Kaitlyn is the daughter of Monica and Stuart Wineteer.

Katharine Smelko

Katharine shared her love for reading and working with children by conducting a series of reading classes at the Carolyn Bukhair Library in Richardson. To collect materials, Katharine held a garage sale and received donations that exceeded her expectations. Throughout her project, Katharine worked with several children and spent one-on-one time with them to focus on developing their reading skills. At the end of the project, Katharine had several funds left over that she then donated to the Carolyn Bukhair Library to use for their 2009-2010 school year budget. Katharine will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School this year.

Katharine is the daughter of Debbie and Tom Smelko.

Katherine Arbour

Katherine worked with children suffering from cancer and their family members to help alleviate the stress and heartache of dealing with the disease. Katherine created fun and appropriate crafts for a two week camp for children to participate in with other children going through similar difficulties. Katherine also brought in volunteers to help assist her with these sensitive children. Katherine will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Katherine is the daughter of Katy and Mike Arbour.

Katherine Crocker

Katherine devoted her project to her passion for dance and working with children. With the help of community church members and several donations, Katherine began her project by collecting pairs of new socks for children to use for dance. A Boogie Down Dance Camp was held at the LLUMC Ministries for the local youth in the community to learn dance techniques, brighten their self-confidence, and socialize with local youth. Katherine will graduate from Lakehill Preparatory School in 2011.

Katherine is the daughter of Carol and Thomas Crocker.

Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn expressed her love for children and crafts by providing fun and creative activities for the children and families at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Many of the children staying at the hospital are terminally ill and unable to leave so creating fun activities was very important. Kathryn worked with friends and volunteers to create books and collect donations to provide supplies. Kathryn was able to surpass her goal of collecting books and crafts by bringing awareness to her community. Kathryn will graduate from Ursuline Academy this year.

Kathryn is the daughter of Holly and Joseph Hughes.

Kathryn Squiers

Kathryn became an advocate for pregnant mothers in need throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. An organization that provides aid to such mothers is the White Rose Women’s Center, a crisis pregnancy center. In order to help the White Rose, Kathryn and a group of volunteers remodeled and reorganized a poorly kept supply room housing items for the older children. The last component of her project was teaching Brownies how to make baby blankets which were given to the mothers at White Rose. Kathryn will graduate from The Hockaday School this year.

Kathryn is the daughter of Meg and Jay Squiers.

Katie Riggs

Katharine collaborated with the Community Partners of Dallas to furnish visitation rooms for the use of Child Protective Services. The rooms were in poor condition and lacked the warmth and fun activities needed for the short bonding time the families have together while at the center. It was important to create a warm and loving environment for the children and families to share during supervised visitations. Katharine took the rooms from bare office spaces with few toys to rooms overflowing with puzzles, crafts, furniture, and much more. Katharine is a 2009 graduate of Highland Park High School.

Katherine is the daughter of Beth and Robert Riggs.

Katie Streepey

Katie centered her project on a low income senior living facility called the Dickinson Place. During the project, Katie led a group of volunteers to fix and re-stock the second hand store at the Dickinson Place. A clothing drive was also held by Katie and her volunteers to collect clothing and re-make the Trading Post. A reopening party was held at the end of the project to open the two stores back up for all the residents. Katie is thankful for the help of all her volunteers who made this project a success. Katie will graduate from Highland Park High School this year.

Katie is the daughter of Jean and Mike Streepey.

Kelli Gollmitzer

Kelli discovered that Margaret’s House, a new residential hospice in East Texas, was in need of some refreshing entertainment for their residents. With the help of DVD donations from the community, a car wash to raise money for video equipment, and an article in the local Sunday newspaper, Kelli collected DVD’s and several CD’s. Assisted by volunteers and fellow Girl Scouts, Kelli presented the “Media Library” to the residents and staff members with great pride. Kelli is a 2009 graduate of Elysian Fields High School.

Kelli is the daughter of Rebecca F. Creel and William K. Gollmitzer.

Kelsey Brown

Kelsey committed her project to providing new toys for abused and neglected children during the holiday season. Kelsey worked with The Community Partners of Dallas to supply over 5,000 children with two toys each. Kelsey collected lots of toys and brought awareness to her community about the need to help and prevent children being abused and neglected. Kelsey is a 2009 graduate of Highland Park High School.

Kelsey is the daughter of Betty Vaughan.

Kimberly Cline

Kimberly focused her attention on creating a warm and beautiful welcome at the entrance to the Presbyterian Children’s Home for foster care. The community reached out and helped the home by donating flowers, shrubs, edging, two angel statues, and more gardening supplies. With the help of volunteers, Kimberly achieved her goal in creating a beautiful garden and welcoming environment for the children and the community visitors. The garden welcomes the community by inspiring and brightening the children’s lives at the home every time they walk by. Kimberly is a 2009 graduate of Red Oak High School.

Kimberly is the daughter of Debora and Eddie Cline.

Kristi Wolkenstein

Kristi helped develop free time activities for the campers at Camp Oasis, a camp held for children 7-17 years of age with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The check in process for campers takes a long time to complete. Kristi developed activities that would provide fun and excitement for campers while they waited to board the buses for camp. As part of her project, Kristi also volunteered to raise awareness of children suffering from these diseases by participating in the Crohn’s and Colitis Dallas/Ft. Worth Walkathon Wrap-Up Party. Kristi will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School this year.

Kristi is the daughter of Sheri and Jon Wolkenstein.

Kyesha Livingston

Kyesha and her group partnered with Church in the City in Rowlett to get children involved and active in the community. With the help of community volunteers, the girls were able to put together a team and build the Olliewood Skate Park. The goal of the skate park was to encourage children and community members to get outdoors and become active together. Brainstorming and team work skills learned in Girl Scouts helped accomplish their project. Kyesha will graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013.

Kyesha is the daughter of Patty and James Brown.

Leah Patzig

Leah organized, led, supplied, and created seven Occupational Play Therapy Centers in Bogota, Columbia for the hundreds of street children that fill the streets day and night. With the help of 13 team members, Leah set up the seven centers which were unique to certain age levels while others were appropriate for all ages. The play centers included climbing hammocks, half-court basketball, texture walls & mats, a rope bridge, and many more creative activities. Leah will graduate from The Colony High School this year.

Leah is the daughter of Robyn and Mike Patzig.

Leahe Knott

Leahe committed her project to creating literacy backpacks for the Jubilee Center which is based on the Buddy Backpack project used by schools around the country to benefit children and their families. Leahe addressed the issue of the language barrier and low socioeconomic status seen throughout Texas within the Hispanic and African American communities. Each backpack included things for the whole family such as learning puzzles, laminated learning games that could be reused, paper, pencils, and markers. Leahe also included GED packets to assist the family members to receive their high school diploma. Leahe is a 2009 graduate of Highland Park High School.

Leah is the daughter of Fanchon L. Henneberger.

Leala Rosen

Leala established the Youth for Global Improvement club at her high school to create leadership opportunities for high school students by encouraging them to plan and research volunteer activities. To get the word out about the new club, Leala created a Facebook page, posted flyers, made t-shirts, and had weekly meetings to discuss volunteer opportunities. The club is off to a great start and has signs of continuing with a newly elected president for the 2010-2011 school year. Leala will graduate from the School for the Talented & Gifted this year.

Leala is the daughter of Deborah Wormser and Richard Rosen.

Leslie Cameron

Leslie set out to bring awareness about women’s history, women’s health, and public safety to her community. To accomplish her goal, Leslie used the help of numerous volunteers who researched women they found inspirational, health problems they felt needed to be addressed and presented their findings with a slideshow. Leslie also secured the help of the Coppell Police Department to teach women about self-defense to further women’s empowerment and feelings of security and self-confidence. Leslie will graduate from Coppell High School this year.

Leslie is the daughter of Leslie Mims Cameron.

Lindsey Sutton

Lindsey addressed the ongoing beautification of the city of Parker. The city has already started the process by planting a rose garden, building a gazebo, and a well. Lindsey added to the park area by building two benches for the residents to use and enjoy. The city’s goal is to provide the community with a picnic area, recreational area, and park to promote community involvement and keeping the community beautiful. Lindsey will graduate from Allen High School this year.

Lindsey is the daughter of Amy and Craig Sutton.

Mackenzie Naert

Mackenzie used her previous experience as a Girl Scout summer camp participant and her passion for ice skating to create a camp session for girls in lower income areas. With the help of several volunteers, Mackenzie was able to lead her team in providing a program filled with dancing, science experiments, arts and crafts, and even ice skating. The camp proved to be a huge success and the attendees completed the week with a new passion for physical activities and the fun of science. Mackenzie is graduating in 2010 from the Greenhill School.
Mackenzie is the daughter of Diana Norton and Gilbert Naert.

Madeline Hayes

Madeline participated in “A Golden Day for Nature” day camp for children in the Grayson and Cook County area. At least 41 children attended the camp that focused on having fun in nature while being cautious and aware at all times. Some of the programs included wildlife technology and photography, bird identification, wild animal footprints, poisonous plants, and even a presentation from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center of North Texas with live raptors. Madeline will graduate from Denison High School this year.

Madeline is the daughter of Ted and Shannon Hayes, MD.

Margaret Henderson

Margaret and her group joined forces in providing care packages to honor the Lake Highlands area soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The girls enlisted help from volunteers in their community who donated items the soldiers needed as well as worked with their local elementary schools who helped make birthday cards for the soldiers whose birthdays were coming up. Each soldier received a care package containing the items that were collected, a newsletter consisting of recent news about Lake Highlands, and birthday cards. Margaret will graduate from Lake Highlands High School this year.

Margaret is the daughter of Meg and Bruce Henderson.

Margaret McGowan

Margaret committed her project to addressing poverty in Guatemala and supported the WAGGGS Global Action Theme “Education Opens Doors for Girls and Boys”. Margaret exposed young Girl Scouts to a different culture and helped them learn about Girl Scouting in another country. The Girl Scouts helped produce silk-screen backpacks filled with school supplies that were donated to La Curvina School in Monterico, Guatemala. Margaret will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School this year.

Margaret is the daughter of Kathleen and Steve McGowan.

Maria Tabanian

Maria became an advocate for the many homeless adults and families at the Metrocrest Social Services in Carrollton, an organization that prevents homelessness. Assisted by ACYOA, an Armenian service program, Maria was able to collect and provide hygiene supplies for the homeless people using the services at Metrocrest. Maria will graduate from Plano West Senior High School this year.

Maria is the daughter of Galina and Mike Tabanian.

Mary Beth deHaas

Mary organized a bowling tournament for the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. A t-shirt contest was held to create the logo for the tournament shirts and was designed by the winning contestants of the St. Rita Third Grade Girl Scouts. Other funds for the tournament and t-shirts were raised by hosting two bake sales at her church. Mary was able to accomplish her project with the help of her friends, family, church members, and the community of volunteers she recruited.

Mary is a student at Bishop Lynch Catholic High School.

Mary Mason

Mary set out to educate her community about AIDS orphans in Zambia, Africa that are affiliated with Camp LIFE. She made two presentations and hosted two workshops in order to grab the community’s attention and ask for donations. Mary’s project consisted of collecting new tennis shoes for the orphans. The tennis shoes were collected and delivered to the orphans. Mary will graduate from Ursuline Academy this year.

Mary is the daughter of Bridget and Pilgrim Mason.

Meagan Sellers

Meagan further developed her ability to plan, organize, and execute a project by planning a Bahama Beach Blast for local kids in need. The event provided a free, family oriented environment that allowed safe physical activity and spiritual exposure. The local kids were given the opportunity to meet other children and begin to build strong relationships as they were introduced to a local church. Many kids came back for the second day of events and took steps toward spiritual growth. Meagan is a 2009 graduate of Waxahachie Preparatory Academy.

Meagan is the daughter of Paige and Jon Sellers.

Megan Morgan

Megan began her project by organizing an infant toy drive for the children at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Flyers were given to neighbors, church members, children and the community. While donations were being collected, Megan hosted two craft and game days for the children at the hospital to enjoy. Crafts such as door hangers, bead creations, and artwork with feathers, paint, and glitter were available. At the end of her project, Megan was able to collect toys with the help of her community and generous donations. Megan is a 2009 high school graduate.

Megan is the daughter of Michele and Mike Morgan.

Megan Schlossstein

Megan focused on the need for bike safety education for elementary students in the community. Megan organized a Bike Safety Rodeo for Carrollton Elementary which consisted of 9 different stations that required students to show knowledge of safety on their bikes. With the use of the community resources and help from the PTA and community members, Megan was able to provide an exciting event that was both educational and fun for the students. Megan will graduate from J.J. Pearce High School this year.

Megan is the daughter of Tracy and Wade Schlossstein.

Meredith Nelson

Meredith assisted a local nursing home in Dallas by supervising the making of 100 bibs to be used while residents were dining. These bibs are important for the residents living in the nursing home because many of them are unable to properly feed themselves and would usually have to change two to three times a day. Meredith showed compassion and love for the residents and created something that was useful and highly needed. Meredith is a 2009 graduate of Rowlett High School.

Meredith is the daughter of Sue and Marty Nelson.

Meredith Rush

Meredith partnered with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital which provides medical treatment to children with certain types of medical conditions without charge to the patient’s family. Meredith set out to provide the children with fun activities to keep them happy and busy while staying at the hospital. A garage sale and Girl Scout cookie sale were hosted to raise funds for games and crafts. Meredith organized a group of volunteers and taught them how to make fringe fleece blankets that were later passed out to the children at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Meredith will graduate from Plano East Senior High School this year.

Meredith is the daughter of Karen and Jim Rush.

Mesa Thomas

Mesa set out to provide answers and assistance to college bound teenagers and their parents. She noticed that her community was lacking in courses and educational assistance to answer questions for families of students going away to college. Mesa organized a panel where the community members could ask their questions. Mesa also presented video recorded interviews of freshman college students so the teenagers could hear from their peers. Mesa is a 2009 graduate of Celina High School.

Mesa is the daughter of Nancy and David Thomas.

Morgan Uber

Morgan committed her project to helping incarcerated teens, women, and men in her community feel loved and respected. While working with St. Vincent de Paul and several volunteers, Morgan collected backpacks filled with hygiene products. In addition to collecting the backpacks, Morgan led a group of girls in a letter writing workshop to provide handwritten letters for the incarcerated men and women. Numerous letters were written, reviewed, and sent off. Morgan will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Morgan is the daughter of Teri and Don Uber.

Nicholle Cupit

Nicholle coordinated a clothing drive to assist Art With a Heart to benefit the homeless children of the Rainbow Days organization. The main focus was to help homeless children raise their self-esteem by providing each with two sets of brand new clothing and a day of fun and exciting activities just for them. Over 100 outfits were collected with the help of Nicholle’s family, friends, and the community. At the end of the day-long celebration, a picture of their child in a new outfit was given to the parents as a keepsake. Nicholle will graduate from John Paul II High School in 2011.

Nicholle is the daughter of Elizabeth and John Cupit.

Nicole Jeske

Nicole and her group joined forces in providing care packages to honor the Lake Highlands area soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The girls enlisted help from volunteers in their community who donated items the soldiers needed as well as worked with their local elementary schools who helped make birthday cards for the soldiers whose birthdays were coming up. Each soldier received a care package containing the items that were collected, a newsletter consisting of recent news about Lake Highlands, and birthday cards. Nicole will graduate from Lake Highlands High School this year.

Nicole is the daughter of Lisa and Steve Jeske.

Olivia Allred

Olivia organized and planned an entire day camp focusing on international cultures held at The Family Place, an emergency shelter for mothers and children who are victims of domestic violence. The parents and children were invited out to enjoy cuisine from around the world and were able to take home pictures of their children. Olivia will graduate from Highland Park High School in 2011.

Olivia is the daughter of Carol and Vern Allred.

Rachel French

Rachel worked to remodel the kitchen at a local church in her community. With the help of local volunteers and members of the congregation, Rachel tore everything out from the kitchen and started from scratch. The process took several months and lots of determined and hard working volunteers. The result was a beautifully remodeled and up to date kitchen that the congregation was thrilled to receive. Rachel will graduate from Ennis High School this year.

Rachel is the daughter of Greg French.

Rachel Gruber

Rachel used her skills and knowledge of proper flag etiquette to create an instructional DVD and training manual to be used by organizations throughout the state. To accomplish her goal, Rachel put together a team of over 20 people with a variety of skills and expertise. Though challenges did arise in scheduling actors, Rachel was able to produce the final product of this project and create 15 copies of a 33 minute DVD and corresponding training manual. Rachel is a 2009 graduate of Richardson High School.

Rachel is the daughter of Kathy Ogle and Bob Gruber.

Rachel Huber

Rachel worked with the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department to help provide much needed equipment for their Send a Kid to Camp program. This program keeps underprivileged children active and involved by bringing them to swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, and parks. Rachel utilized her leadership skills to host a collection drive at the city of University Park’s pool for swim and sports gear. Rachel will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Rachel is the daughter of Beth Ann and Russell Huber.

Rebecca Burkett

Rebecca hosted two softball clinics to address the importance of staying healthy and promoting physical activity. The community of Heath was happy to help and donated their field to be used for the clinics as well as money to provide snacks and refreshments. Rebecca worked with over ten young girls and taught them softball techniques, rules, stretching methods, and encouraged them to stay fit, active, and healthy through proper eating habits and physical activities. Rebecca will graduate from Rockwall-Heath High School this year.

Rebecca is the daughter of Becky and Ernie Burkett.

Rebecca Motteram

Rebecca used her creative skills and love for sewing to make 98 string backpacks for The Family Place, a shelter for abused women and children. Rebecca received many donations and filled each pack with pencils, pens, card games, spiral notebooks, coloring supplies, activity books, and toothbrushes. A party was held in celebration of Easter for all the children at The Family Place, where Rebecca set up crafts, snacks, and games for the families to participate in. When each family left the event, they were presented one of the handmade backpacks. Rebecca is a 2009 graduate of Rowlett High School.

Rebecca is the daughter of Gina and David Motteram.

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca assisted Park Cities Presbyterian Church in organizing rooms used by the middle school children and youth of the church congregation. Rebecca went out into the community and organized a group of volunteers to help her in this project. Each room was organized into a more effective learning environment for the youth. They also received new shelving systems, new bulletin boards to show off artwork, and organized closet systems to help the teachers access art supplies and games more easily. Rebecca will graduate from Highland Park High School this year.

Rebecca is the daughter of Mona and Tim Wilson.

Renata Heinkele

Renata and her group partnered with each other to create a more stimulating and creative environment for the youth patients at Children’s Medical Center. Their goal was accomplished by developing fun activities, games, coloring books, and hands-on crafts to distract the children from their medical situation. The girls worked with their community and other Girl Scouts to provide developmentally appropriate activities for each age group and a stress-free environment. Renata will graduate from Rockwall-Heath High School this year.

Renata is the daughter of Marsha and Harry Heinkele.

Robin Richards

Robin partnered with the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center to bring awareness to child abuse, issues of foster care, and continuing education in the community. Ready to Learn was hosted at the advocacy center for children of all ages that were suffering from abuse and neglect. Robin created goodie bags, stuffed backpacks with school supplies, and hosted a small snack party in celebration. Robin will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Robin is the daughter of Shawn and Todd Richards.

Rose Arkusinksi

Rose mapped out plans for a remodel of the Boys and Girls Club to create a welcoming environment to encourage reading and a peaceful environment to focus on homework. She and her group worked to earn money and accepted unsolicited donations to purchase painting supplies, materials, and other decorations for the space. Family members as well as community members worked to complete the library space in a timely fashion. An open house to the community marked the completion of the girls’ project. Rose graduated from Ennis High School in 2010.

Rose is the daughter of Frances and John Arkusinski.

Roshini Nwoko

Roshini took matters into her own hands and led the St. Patrick Refugee Outreach Program’s school supply drive. With the help of her friends, family, and volunteers, Roshini was able to collect new and gently used backpacks to fill with much needed school supplies for refugees in Burma, Sudan, and Kenya. Roshini says the best part of this project was the grateful look on each child’s face. Roshini will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Roshini is the daughter of Elizabeth and Gregory Nwoko.

Sarah Baker

Sarah hosted a back-to-school health fair providing basic health services to the clients of the Wilkinson Center. The health fair focused on improving health and nutrition as an important part of excelling in school. Sarah researched and contacted medical professionals from Parkland Hospital to volunteer their services and talk to the community about free clinics and other services provided by Parkland Hospital. Sarah provided information on free clinics and places to get immunizations for children and had it available to clients at the health fair. Sarah will graduate from Lakehill Preparatory School in 2011.

Sarah is the daughter of Susan and Kenneth Baker.

Sarah Boyd

Sarah presented a Powerpoint presentation to several groups of people in her community informing them of the effects of the ongoing genocide of people in Darfur and other disadvantaged countries. Sarah established Letters of Hope and had her audience members create handmade cards for the Darfur refugees so they could receive letters of encouragement and hope that let them know someone is thinking of them. Sarah will graduate from Plano West Senior High School this year.

Sarah is the daughter of Martha and Peter Boyd.

Sarah Gibson

Sarah conducted a class at her Catholic church entitled The Family of God, spanning over a two-month period. The class was designed to bring young children closer to God as a member of the Catholic Church and to strengthen the child’s bond within the family household. The classes were handled in group sessions, but also had break-out sessions, projects, games, book work, family discussions, home studies, speakers, and tours of the church. Sarah ended the class with a medal ceremony and reception. Sarah will graduate from Berkner High School this year.

Sarah is the daughter of Nancy and Jay Gibson.

Sarah Omar

Sarah and her group researched the underdeveloped region between Pakistan and India known as Kashmir and found that the country had suffered a major earthquake in 2005. Their project was focused on three key objectives. First, they sent more than 1,000 solar-powered flashlights to the people of the Kashmir region. Second they created awareness among their friends, neighbors, and their community about the difficulties that the Kashmir’s face daily. And, last, through a letter-writing campaign, they began communications between youth in Texas and Girl Guides in Kashmir and/or India and Pakistan, to create a bridge of understanding. Sarah will graduate from Coppell High School this year.

Sarah is the daughter of Theresa and Yousuf Omar.

Sarah Stephens

Sarah set out to work with the Denton County Friends of The Family, a non-profit organization for victims of domestic violence. The organization operates a safe shelter in an undisclosed location where women and their children get help and can stay for up to 19 days. On any given year over 600 women and children visit the shelter. Through various organizations, Sarah collected donations of stuffed animals, children’s books, and fleece to make blankets which she then put in tote bags and gave to each family. Sarah will graduate from The Colony High School this year.

Sarah is the daughter of Patricia and Michael Stephens.

Sarah Yung

Sarah and her group partnered in establishing a mobile resource library for Christian Charities Action to supplement their ESL classes. Materials provided included books, books on tape, and teacher references. Additionally, copies of menus, medical forms, grocery ads, and other resources were provided for students to practice realistic encounters with the English language. A checkout system was also created for the students to take the materials home for practice. Sarah will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2010.

Sarah is the daughter of Tammy and Kevin Yung.

Satvika Ananthanarayan

Satvika and her group researched the underdeveloped region between Pakistan and India known as Kashmir and found that the country had suffered a major earthquake in 2005. Their project was focused on three key objectives. First, they sent more than 1,000 solar-powered flashlights to the people of the Kashmir region. Second they created awareness among their friends, neighbors, and their community about the difficulties that the Kashmir’s face daily. And, last, through a letter-writing campaign, they began communications between youth in Texas and Girl Guides in Kashmir and/or India and Pakistan, to create a bridge of understanding. Satvika will graduate from Coppell High School this year.

Satvika is the daughter of Neeta Ananth and Ananth Arunachalam.

Savannah Young

Savannah and her volunteers made a difference to several children in the community by coordinating with Celebration Park, a free water recreational area in Lucas. Many of the families in the surrounding area could not use the tap water at their homes due to financial problems and unsanitary water conditions. Savannah worked hard in creating and passing out flyers for an event she held at the water park. Families and their children came out to enjoy water activities, face painting, horseshoes, and many more fun activities.

Savannah is the daughter of Gretchen and Michael Young.

Shauna Bjarke

Shauna and her volunteers handmade nine quilts with matching pillow cases and pillows for the teenagers at the Denton County Friends of The Family. The organization dedicates its shelter to helping women and children affected by abuse live in a safe environment. Many people donated items that benefit the women and young children but little attention goes to the teenagers. The quilts were made especially for the teenagers to provide comfort for peaceful rest and show them someone does care. Shauna will graduate from The Colony High School this year.

Shauna is the daughter of Cheryl and Gary Bjarke.

Shelby Turpen

Shelby brought awareness to Operation Kindness, a local animal shelter in North Dallas. The number of neglected animals was on the rise because of the lack of education and resources available for spaying and neutering. Shelby held a carnival at the shelter to give information out about animals and have a fun day for families to bond with potential new family pets. The community was able to see what an incredible job the shelter was doing and donated large amounts of supplies for “First Night Home” bags for the animals. Shelby will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Shelby is the daughter of Pam and Fred Turpen.

Stefanie Cotner

Stefanie and her group partnered with each other to create a more stimulating and creative environment for the youth patients at Children’s Medical Center. Their goal was accomplished by developing fun activities, games, coloring books, and hands-on crafts to distract the children from their medical situation. The girls worked with their community and other Girl Scouts to provide developmentally appropriate activities for each age group and a stress-free environment. Stefanie will graduate from Rockwall-Heath High School this year.

Stefanie is the daughter of Elizabeth and Jeffery Cotner.

Stephanie Tilden

Stephanie hosted a Give Thanks day camp for local homeless children focusing on building self-esteem and self-confidence. The camp provided Thanksgiving crafts, a hearty meal, and an etiquette lesson. Stephanie wanted to give the children a day to celebrate the holiday as well think about what they have and what they are thankful for. Along with games, activities, and learning manners, the children participated in a service project by creating a card and pin for the West Dallas Community Nursing Center. Stephanie will graduate from Ursuline Academy in 2011.

Stephanie is the daughter of Jill and Tommy Tilden.

Taelah Wooten

Taelah hosted a Bingo day for the seniors at the Trans Health Care Nursing Home. With the help of the volunteers she recruited from the First Baptist Church Usher Ministry, Taelah collected prize items from her community, family, friends, and church congregation. The prizes were given out to the winners of the Bingo games which in turn produced a grateful smile on each winners face. Taelah will graduate from Rockwall-Heath High School this year.

Taelah is the daughter of Sheila and Louis Wooten.

Tyriibah Royal

For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Tyriibah chose to express her love for animals and host presentations on Pet Awareness. After several weeks of research and gathering materials needed for her presentation, Tyriibah spoke about Pet Awareness to teachers and students at local elementary schools. Tyriibah is a 2009 graduate of Townview Magnet School.

Tyriibah is the daughter of Shahaadah and Bryant Royal.

Victoria Garwick

Victoria hosted a family fun night for the children and parents of Project Transformation. Victoria provided an opportunity for the families and children to enjoy a night of fun, food, and games. The guests ate pizza, salad, and had cake for dessert. Victoria spent her time getting to know many of the families and their children on a personal basis. At the end of the fun-filled night, each family was able to take a pizza home. Victoria is a 2009 graduate of Rowlett High School.

Victoria is the daughter of Candy Garwick.

 
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