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Three local Girl Scouts win state award


January 7, 2018

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2017 Gold Medal Award winner Katrina Stroud.

Three of the 25 Colorado recipients of the Girl Scouts of America Gold Award in 2017 hail from Niwot’s Ambassador Troop 70480.

The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.

Open only to high school girls, the Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls — and the most difficult to earn — and it’s only available to Girl Scouts.

Kayleigh Limbach

“My Gold Award project was creating a guidebook for incoming International Baccalaureate students to help them weigh their options for their academics at Niwot High School. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a rigorous academic pathway that offers a lot of challenge to students, but sometimes the challenge is underestimated. I designed a questionnaire about the IB program for current students to complete, then used their responses to make a guidebook full of advice and reflections from these students. This information, I think, will be extremely helpful to incoming IB students. I know I would have liked to have it when I was an incoming student. My project can be viewed on my website here: https://sites.google.com/site/ibstudentguidebook.”

Ashlin Hult

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2017 Gold Medal Award winner Ashlin Hult.

“The issue my project addressed was positive body image for middle-school aged girls. I noticed how positive body image was an under-looked issue and I decided to make that the topic of my Gold Award. To address this issue, I created a pamphlet and distributed it to middle school girls with a presentation I also created. The media is also a possible root cause of this issue, so I also formed an Instagram account named GS_Positive_Reflections within my project. Overall, I hoped to raise awareness and increase self-esteem. I made an impact on anyone who received a pamphlet and I wanted to create a long-lasting impact on whoever this project touched.”

Katrina Stroud

“For my Gold Award, I designed activity booklets for kids on monarch butterflies and bumble bees. The activity booklet included color-in drawings of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and bumble bee, their anatomies, a maze, flowers, a list of ways you can help their populations grow, and a quiz on the back. In addition, I gave a presentation at six different summer camps on why monarch butterflies and bumble bees matter and why they are both endangered species.”


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