Monday, October 5, 2009

Spanish Workshop for Lawyers and Let’s Learn Espanol

Heather recently earned her Gold Award by hosting a Spanish workshop for attorneys to educate them about the Hispanic culture. Speakers addressed a wide range of issues, barriers, struggles and provided a different perspective of the Hispanic community. Her project also included a Spanish/English curriculum that she created for the early Learning Center at the Church at Brookhills. By organizing her project, Heather realized there are many things she can do to benefit her community. She also learned that the amount of resources have an effect on a project, and the organizer must find ways to complete the project by using alternate means. According to Heather, “you must do what you can to make a difference.”

She graduated from Spain Park High School and now attends Samford University.

The Gold Award is highest level of Girl Scout achievement. This award recognizes the Senior & Ambassador Girl Scout’s commitment to herself, her community, and her future. The girl who goes for the Gold embraces challenges, achieves excellence, and works diligently to make the world a better place, in her own unique way. Her leadership, vision, and boundless energy is an inspiration to all Girl Scouts. Each girl earning her Gold Award demonstrates excellence through a leadership project totaling more than 65 hours. Girls who earn their Gold Award are also recognized by the President of the United States, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Armed Services, state legislatures, colleges and universities for admission and scholarship opportunities, and the American Legion.