Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hallie Earns Gold Award

Hallie, a senior at Spain Park High School, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Hallie earned her Gold Award for her project Music of the Mind. Her project focused on in-school music therapy for students in the special needs class at her high school. With the help of two fellow students, Hallie spent time with the class every day teaching them basic rhythms that the class could identify in some of their favorite music.

“The students’ retention of information was incredible,” said Hallie, “they enjoyed learning the rhythms and playing along with their favorite songs.” Hallie says the most rewarding part of the whole project was the concert at the end of the year. “The students were so proud of what they had accomplished, and they each received a ribbon for their hard work.”

“By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Trish Coghlan, CEO of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, “Hallie has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.”

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. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.

Girl Scout Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world. For more information about the Gold Award, visit girlscoutsnca.org/gogold.