WESTON, Conn. -- Olivia Hollyer, of Wetson, recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a girl can earn in Girl Scouting.
In order to earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts between grades 9-12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team and making a sustainable impact in the community, according to a press release.
Hollyer’s project helped connect her present community to its past history by using her town’s historic Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse. She highlighted the schoolhouse and its history by creating a website and publicity for its open house. Her website and signs at the schoolhouse will continue to be updated by a member of the schoolhouse board, according to a press release.
Hollyer plans to pursue a career in medicine, biology, or environmental science.
A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader, according to a press release.
She is one of 55 Girl Scouts in Connecticut who earned the Gold Award this year.
“On a national level, only four to six percent of Girl Scouts earn this prestigious honor, and I am beyond proud of our girls,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, in a press release. “By earning the Gold Award, Girl Scouts set themselves apart as top achievers, and are incredible women of confidence, courage, and character, who make the world a better place.”
For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, visit here .
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