Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Christen Earns Gold Award

Christen, a senior at Our Lady of Good Counsel and a member of Girl Scout troop 480, recently received her Girl Scout Gold Award for her St. Clair County Cemetery project.

Christen spent 75 hours collecting data to create a genealogy website for St. Clair County. Christen travelled all over the county taking pictures of each headstone and recording the information in a database that can be accessed by anyone interested in finding relatives or historical figures from the area. During a Merit Badge Day, Christen had the opportunity to teach some Boy Scouts about how to use the new website and talk about the importance of preserving local cemeteries and graveyards.

Christen is the daughter of Roger and Suzanne. She will attend Gadsden State Community College in the fall.