Future Brown, Herald Democrat
HOWE — The rainy weather did not dampen the first Northeast Texas Girl Scouts Indoor Derby Car Race where Emma Schiavone was named the grand champion Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Howe.
With more than 50 small, homemade cars entered from about seven Grayson County troops, no other contestant in the 96 races could top her track speed record of 3.3 seconds.
Three cars raced at a time and each car raced six times during the event. The scores were then averaged together, and first, second and third places for each Girl Scout category were named. Breana Bensley won first place for the Daisies, Kaylee Niles topped the Brownies, Schiavone won the Juniors, and Cierra Brossow was first for the Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors group.
The last group to race was for brothers of the Girl Scouts and families that wanted to make a car together. Alex Howard won first in that group.
Service Unit Event Coordinator Jennifer Bensley said the idea to have a race in Grayson County came after several girls attended a Girl Scout derby race in McKinney.
“The girls from here came back and told us they won and had a really great time,” she said. “So we thought it would be a great idea to have one here. We like to try different events from different areas.”
And even though the girls were very excited about getting to make their cars, Bensley said there was a lot of planning that went into making...