In Your Honor Award Yearbook
This is the program book for the In Your Honor Ceremony held annually honoring Girls who have attained their Gold, Silver and Silver Trefoil Awards.
2014 Award Yearbook Featuring the Girl Scout Gold Award Class of 2014 In Your Honor From the Desk of the CEO Dear Girl Scout Awardees: Girl Scouts empowers girls to take-action and make meaningful change in their community. In so doing, these girls demonstrate determination and leadership that transforms the world. They are better prepared to take on lifeâ€™s challenges, and we believe will be powerful agents for progress and change. This award yearbook recognizes Girl Scouts who have earned the Silver Trefoil, Silver Award and the Gold Award. Through the stewardship of Girl Scout leaders, volunteers, parents and staff, this year we have seen an increase in the number of awardees; 949 Girl Scout Cadettes have earned the Silver Award; 170 Girl Scouts earned the Silver Trefoil, our Councilâ€™s very own recognition for community service; and 194 Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors earned the highest Girl Scout accomplishment, the Gold Award. Each year, I look forward to reading the award yearbook to learn more about the amazing take-action Gold Award projects Girl Scouts have undertaken to improve and support their local and global communities. I am impressed by the quality and creativity shown in take-action projects, from raising awareness and understanding about learning disabilities to bridging the technology gap for the elderly. By earning these high awards, these Girl Scouts represent a future generation of women leaders and are shining examples of the power of Girl Scouting. They will one day join our Girl Scout alumnae. We are very proud of the impact that Girl Scouting has on women, today 80% of women business owners, 68% of women in Congress and many high ranking military and government officials are Girl Scout Alumnae. I challenge all of our awardees to harness the power of their Girl Scout accomplishments. Only six percent of Girl Scouts nationwide earn the Gold Award. This award sets you apart as a leader. Make sure that the Gold Award is included on your college and job applications, as well as your career resume. And likewise, I challenge the business community, universities and colleges to recognize the value and talent of our Gold Award Girl Scouts. I thank our entire Girl Scout family for supporting these girls and guiding them on a path to a future we know will be filled with success. Congratulations, Lidia Soto-Harmon Chief Executive Officer About the Gold Award The Gold Award is Girl Scoutsâ€™ highest honor. This prestigious award is earned by a select group of Girl Scouts who have demonstrated a higher commitment to improving their communities, and advocating for lasting change. This past year, from March 16, 2013 to March 15, 2014, 194 Girl Scouts from 25 counties in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia earned the Gold Award. The road to the Gold Award begins with discovery. Each girl uses her own values and skills to identify a community issue she is passionate about and then determines the topic and audience for her project. Before proceeding, each girl submits a project proposal to the Gold Award Panel. The Panel welcomes all projects for which there is a demonstrated need, works with Girl Scouts to support the development of their projects, and acts as mentors along the way. While working on her project, each Girl Scout dedicates herself to advancing her cause and accomplishing her goal. All of the projects completed this year will have a lasting and positive impact on our region and beyond. From protecting the environment and teaching young people about a community issue, to promoting healthy behaviors and helping the homeless, these Girl Scouts have exhibited outstanding leadership, exceptional organizational skills, and a sincere commitment to improving their communities. Congratulations to all of our Gold Award Girl Scouts! The following pages feature this yearâ€™s Gold Award Girl Scouts and brief descriptions of their projects. By necessity, the descriptions are brief and may not fully describe the scope of the project. 2014 Award Yearbook 3 Gold Award Panel The Gold Award Panel is comprised of our dedicated Girl Scout volunteers. Each month, six regional Panels meet to review Gold Award proposals and engage in mentoring conversations with Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors. Each Panel Member works to ensure the success of our Gold Award candidates, offering advice and support as the girls journey toward the Gold. In addition to reviewing proposals and mentoring girls, each Panel Member conducts at least one Gold Award Workshop per year and supports the In Your Honor ceremony. Panel Members also offer suggestions on the Gold Award process and speak with other volunteers about how to encourage girls to go for the Gold. We thank the Gold Award Panel Members for their dedication and support. Lori Betsock, DC Regional Panel Co-Chair Carol Jacobson, DC Regional Panel Co-Chair Stan Myles, Frederick Regional Panel Chair Cynthia Dahlin, Lorton Regional Panel Chair Judi Becker-Greenfield, Shenandoah Regional Panel Co-Chair Tina Capps, Shenandoah Regional Panel Co-Chair Sharon Cantrall, South Riding Regional Panel Chair Alita Jordan, Waldorf Regional Panel Chair Priya Arokiaswamy Jessica Avery Sheryl Barber Kathy Barylski Lauren Cross Camille Dâ€™Annunzio-Szymczak Kathleen Engel Julie Ferguson Queen Natalie Gilbert* Pam Gilbert Terri Hotaling Sherri Hunter Lori Ann Jones Jim Kane Brian Kearney Smita Khalid Kim Kingsford Casmere Kistner Sue Kohn Cyndie Lipari Maureen Mallette Karen Moreland Amy Oâ€™Donnell Catie Palmer Anne Parrish Linda Paulson Anne Payne Tonya Penebaker-Brown Pamela Richardson Ann Robertson Lauren Rogers* Maria Rojtman Cathy Romano Sharon Scarce Sandra Stewart Alicia Stukes Sandy Trumbull Laurie Van Hook Michelle Woods * Girl Panel Members Gold Award Girl Scouts Maryam Ahson Fairfax, VA Seaﬁll- Plastics in the Oceans Maryam designed a mural about the importance of keeping plastics out of the ocean for the City of Fairfax and supplied educational materials. Elizabeth Archer Fairfax Station, VA South County High School Gardens Elizabeth redesigned and updated her high school’s community garden to improve the physical appearance of the school and to encourage her peers to take an interest in their surroundings. Megan Armstrong Potomac, MD Epilepsy Education Megan started an epilepsy awareness day and club at Winston Churchill High School to educate students and raise awareness about epilepsy in her community. Oluwakemi Akinbileje Herndon, VA Young Artists’ Creative Tables Oluwakemi held a workshop to teach aspiring young performing artists about copyright so that they are empowered to protect their own artistic and intellectual property. Madeline Amend South Riding, VA Experience Music: Learning about Instruments Madeline organized a music workshop where fourth and fifth graders learned to enjoy playing musical instruments. The workshop introduced the students to the fun they can have in middle school band. Sydney Anderson Huntingtown, MD K-Kids Club Sydney collaborated with staff members at Sunderland Elementary School to organize a six week after-school club where students performed service, built character, and developed leadership skills. Sabareeshini Asari Takoma Park, MD Healthy Choices for Arakoyam Valkay (A Healthy Life) Sabareeshini led healthy lifestyle workshops for children at the Ayurvedic Clinic in India so that they can be healthy in their everyday lives. Kyndall Ashe Rockville, MD High School Preparation Summit Kyndall organized a high school prep summit for rising eighth and ninth grade girls to provide them with skills for success in high school. 2014 Award Yearbook 5 Gold Award Girl Scouts Claire Atkinson Bethesda, MD The Noyes Children’s Library: The Next 120 Years Claire preserved and promoted the history of Noyes Children’s Library by interviewing community members, collecting photos, and designing a website and display board to educate the community. Kaylie Benson Woodbridge, VA Church Preschool Gardening/ Landscaping Kaylie planted a vegetable garden for the preschoolers at St. Paul United Methodist Church so that they can learn about vegetables and healthy eating at an early age. Jessica Ballard Harpers Ferry, WV Fun with Fitness Jessica designed a series of clinics for Saint Andrew’s Mountain Community Center to teach young people about the importance of physical fitness and raise awareness of childhood and adult obesity. Arnita Best Woodbridge, VA Music Matters- See, Explore, Experience Arnita conducted a fun, hands-on learning workshop and tutoring program for kids in her church community who lacked the confidence or means to learn how to play a musical instrument. Lauren Beard Leesburg, VA Hop on the Bandwagon Lauren designed a PowerPoint presentation and interactive student workshop to introduce the J.L. Simpson Middle School band program to rising sixth graders. Meredith Billiter Leonardtown, MD St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Cat Castle Climbing & Exercise Structures Meredith built cat climbing and scratching structures for a local shelter to improve the lives of rescued cats and in turn increase the shelter’s cat adoption rates. Annie Borrello Manassas, VA Launching Literacy Through Organized Reading Annie organized the book rooms at Mayfield Intermediate School to allow teachers to be more efficient in finding the books they need for their students. Allison Belkowitz Fairfax Station, VA Play-In-A-Day Allison organized a community service project for an elementary school that featured a workshop where students could learn about all aspects of theater production and improve their communication skills and self-confidence. “I think that my whole project has been a realization of what I am truly capable of doing.” - Jennifer H. Madeleine Buckley Chesapeake Beach, MD Get Associated with the Press Madeleine started an afterschool journalism class at Northern Middle School to engage students in journalism and help them create “The Print Paw,” a school publication. Mignon Boyd Silver Spring, MD Creating a Better Learning Environment for ADHD Children Mignon created a workshop for students and teachers that presented different methods and techniques to improve the learning environment for ADD/ ADHD students. Anna Broshkevitch Purcellville, VA Slash the Trash Anna implemented a variety of outreach efforts to educate residents of her town about the importance of recycling and to increase the town’s recycling rates. Jacqueline Bucsa Leesburg, VA Brightening-Up Education Jacqueline improved Open Door Learning Center’s Paxton campus by creating a music station and reorganizing the teacher’s resource room so that the teachers can be more efficient and focus on teaching. Jazmin Brown California, MD STEM Children’s Book Jazmin wrote and illustrated a children’s book to inspire young girls to take an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in school and potential career fields. Alena Budd Oxon Hill, MD Game On Alena introduced the senior citizens of Wheeler Creek Nursing Home to motion-sensored video games as an easy way for them to stay active and healthy. Michelle Brown Springfield, VA Running and Fitness Club Michelle started a running and fitness program for children at South County Middle School where they learned about the importance of daily exercise and proper nutrition. Margaret Burgos Arlington, VA Media Awareness for Healthy Living Margaret led a healthy living seminar for middle school girls to teach them about eating disorders and strategies to lead healthy lives. 2014 Award Yearbook 7 Gold Award Girl Scouts Mary Caballero Alexandria, VA Math Club Mary created a math club for her peers at Bishop Ireton High School to address the issue of a lack of sufficient math skills in young adults. Mimi Cao-Pham Silver Spring, MD Playing with Manners Mimi created Sports Day clinics to help kids in her community get active and off of their mobile devices, so they can improve their social skills and decrease the chances of childhood obesity. Lauren Campbell Winchester, VA Valuable Volunteers Lauren created a video for schools and organizations to encourage high school students to participate in service-based clubs and organizations. Elizabeth Cardinale Silver Spring, MD Finding the Right Car Seat for Your Premature Baby Elizabeth designed a brochure and bulletin board for Holy Cross Hospital to teach parents of premature babies how to choose the right car seat in order to provide safe transportation for their baby. Natasha Campbell Silver Spring, MD Flower Power: Lifting the Spirits Natasha planted a new garden for Saint Elizabethâ€™s Hospital in order to create a peaceful and relaxing place for patients and staff to enjoy. Julia Carson Manassas, VA Out of Poverty: A Community Resource Fair Julia organized a community resource fair to meet the needs of low income individuals and families in the Northern Virginia area. The fair provided attendees with resources and trainings to improve their quality of life. Violet Cavendish Montclair, VA Raise a Reader Violet led reading workshops for elementary school students to help them improve their reading and writing skills. Hadiya Campbell Silver Spring, MD Remodeling for Hope and Success Hadiya served the Carroll House, a homeless shelter in Silver Spring, by painting the facilityâ€™s walls and compiling a recipe book using food typically donated to the shelter. Gold Award Girl Scouts Preethi Chaudhari Fairfax, VA Stress Management and Self-Defense Preethi held a presentation at Falls Church High School to teach members of her local community different methods of relieving stress through Okinawan culture and self defense. Miasia Cooper Washington, DC K-3 DNA in Me? Miasia inspired elementary school students to see that science can be fun by teaching them about biotechnology, energy, and ecology through an interactive class that helped students build a 3-D model of DNA. Colleen Chrisman Ashburn, VA Tale of a Tail Colleen created a website to raise awareness about service dogs, and gave presentations to groups in her community. Eboni Copeland Beltsville, MD Developing Self Esteem by Confronting Teen Issues Eboni led a seminar that taught fifth and sixth grade girls how to deal with bullying, gossiping, and peer pressure. Rose Chrisman Ashburn, VA Japanese Cultural Awareness Rose created a presentation to teach young girls about Japanese culture, inspiring their interest in other cultures so they can gain a new perspective of the world around them. Rachel Cotton Springfield, VA Teen Volunteer Connection Rachel coordinated volunteer fairs to help connect middle and high school students with local organizations so that teens could discover ways to provide community service. Katheryne Chun Alexandria, VA A Valley Fold to Origami Katheryne taught kids at School Age Child Care to express themselves through art by teaching them how to fold origami. Shania Creekmore Laurel, MD Helping the Elderly Shania built a book and DVD library for residents living at the CRcare Nursing Home. The new library area provides residents a central place to socialize. 2014 Award Yearbook 9 Gold Award Girl Scouts Ciarra Crowe Woodbridge, VA Missing Peace Ciarra created a workshop for high school girls to learn ways to emotionally cope with peer pressure, school work, home life, and work. Emily Davis Oakton, VA Craft Kids for St. John Neumann Religious Education Emily created craft program kits for kindergarten through third grade teachers in conjunction with classroom lesson plans. Sydney Cunniff Gaithersburg, MD Grow Green Sydney started an Environmental Club and a vegetable garden at her high school to teach students about sustainability and the benefits of urban farming. Samantha Davis Washington, DC The Goal is To Know Samantha collaborated with the DC Department of Health and DC Public High Schools to raise awareness about HIV testing. Caitlin Dalrymple Great Falls, VA Playground Interactive Geography Learning Tool Caitlin painted a large map of the United States on Forestville Elementary School playgroundâ€™s blacktop and created supplemental learning games so kids could learn in a more interactive setting. Meghana Doddapaneni Boyds, MD Helping Special Needs Children in India Meghana led fun, enriching games and activities to help improve the education of children with special needs in India, with techniques and resources used to educate kids with special needs in America. Isha Darbari Silver Spring, MD Science Night Isha planned and implemented a Family Science Night for kindergarten through fifth grade students at Stonegate Elementary School to increase childrenâ€™s interest in science. Mary Donnelly Falls Church, VA Caring for Our Environment Mary taught community members about mulching and proper tree care by organizing a mulching event at Cherry Hill Park. “ I was forced out of my comfort zone, and I think it really helped me come out of my shell.”- Holly J. Kelsey Donovan Fairfax Station, VA Children of Deployed Project Kelsey ran an after-school program for children of deployed military service members at Fort Belvoir Elementary School. Gretchen Eichelberger Dunkirk, MD Go for Gold - Read! Gretchen built a reading library for the children at Project Echo Shelter House to encourage them to love reading. Caitlin Dove Front Royal, VA In An Instant Caitlin created a demonstration of a mock alcohol-related car crash for students at her high school to alert them to the dangers of drinking and driving. Samantha Eisenhower Ashburn, VA Reminiscence Boxes Samantha created activity boxes that provide Alzheimer residents with activites that correspond with their current cognitive abilities. Kira Drewery Lanham, MD Remembering My Journey: Rediscovering the Self in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Kira created a workshop at a nursing home in her community where residents who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s could create journals to preserve their memories for family. Amanda Dukinﬁeld Round Hill, VA Showing the Beauty of Loudoun to People Wounded in Action Amanda photographed landscapes of Western Loudoun County and framed and mounted them on the walls of the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness. Eboni Ellis Washington, DC PEA (Protection, Education, Abstinence) Healthy Teen DC Eboni presented a short video she created to health education classes at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School to educate students. Heather Erickson Woodbridge, VA Gardening for Five Senses Heather inspired kids to enjoy nature and science by designing a five senses garden at Lake Ridge Park where kids can look, smell, and touch the plants. 2014 Award Yearbook 11 Gold Award Girl Scouts Christina Esposito Bethesda, MD Garden of Hope Christina planned and created an herb and vegetable garden for the women and children at her local womenâ€™s shelter, to teach them the importance of fresh ingredients for a healthy lifestyle. Charleen Fischer Huntington, MD Sole Sisters Charleen formed a fitness program for girls in third, fourth, and fifth grades to learn to run a mile and develop healthy habits that build self-esteem. Katherine Fearson Ashton, MD Simplify Your Life-Organizing Made Easy for Middle School Students Katherine created a workshop to teach middle school students and parents how to simplify their lives by utilizing organization and time management skills to reduce stress and succeed at home or in school. Emily Fernandez Leesburg, VA A Gluten-Free Loudoun County Emily raised peopleâ€™s awareness of celiac disease by working with her local food bank to compile and share a list of gluten-free items that people can donate. Emalee Fischer Boise, ID Quilts for Our Heroes Emalee led community members to make quilts that were then donated to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The quilts provide wounded warriors with a sense of comfort and home. Deidre Fitzgerald Montclair, VA Softball Teamwork and Leadership Day Deidre hosted a softball teamwork and leadership day where girls from the Prince William Lassie League learned to work as a team through games and activities. Brooke Fey Dumfries, VA Stringing Hearts through the Arts Brooke started a boosters club for the orchestra program at Potomac Senior High School and developed an afterschool music enrichment program for elementary school students to keep students of all ages engaged in music. Maia Foster Vienna, VA Music Across the Ages Maia arranged a series of performances between her school orchestra and Chesterbrook Residences Retirement Home as a way to promote interaction between the two age groups. Gold Award Girl Scouts AnneMarie Galati Centreville, VA Just Drive: the Impacts of Distracted Driving AnneMarie created a three-minute video to educate young drivers on the perils of driving while distracted. Her video was distributed to driver’s education teachers throughout Fairfax County. Ousswa Ghannouchi Fairfax, VA The Five Pillars of Islam Workshop Ousswa led a workshop for young girls within her community about the five pillars of Islam to encourage them to understand other cultures and religions. Brooke Garner Alexandria, VA Steps for Success Brooke built a stepping stone walkway with the help of preschoolers from Plymouth Haven Preschool. Natalie Gilbert Fairfax, VA Box Turtle Habitat and Education Natalie educated her community about the Eastern Box Turtle’s declining population through a series of local workshops and displays posted at Riverbend Park. Nylah Garnes Washington, DC Water Safety Awareness Nylah raised her local community’s awareness about water safety and the importance of basic swim skills through a workshop she organized for families. Katie Gimbert McLean, VA Spring Hill Peace Pole Garden Katie created a sundial garden to beautify her school’s grounds after they had been damaged. The new garden she designed is now a place for peace and tranquility for students. Colleen Gartin Ashburn, VA Journal and Reﬂections: Children Newly Diagnosed with Epilepsy Colleen developed a slideshow and book for children with epilepsy to address concerns and questions for newly diagnosed patients. Courtney Glover Leesburg, VA Hamilton’s Mega-Map Quest! Courtney engaged kids at Hamilton Elementary School in learning about geography by painting a large map of the country on the school’s blacktop. 2014 Award Yearbook 13 Gold Award Girl Scouts Hailee Goolsby Purcellville, VA Jump Start Tutoring Hailee started a tutoring program to address the gap in learning during students’ summer break from school, helping them to have a positive outlook on school and more confidence heading into the next school year. Tessa Haas Potomac Falls, VA Painted Canvas: Empowerment Through Art Tessa created workshops and planned an art gallery exhibit to help students in special education classes learn how to tap into their creative talents. Alexa Gracias Purcellville, VA Reading Explorers Alexa organized the Reading Explorers’ Club at Emerick Elementary School where high school tutors helped make reading fun for the younger students. Ji Hye Han Springfield, VA Girl Power Ji Hye coordinated self-defense lessons to educate and raise awareness of sexual assaults to girls in her community County George’s County. Manogna Guduru Silver Spring, MD Writer’s Workshop Manogna started a weekly writers’ workshop to help middle school students cultivate an interest in writing and improve their writing skills. Kyra Harvey Upper Marlboro, MD Whoooo Should Give a Hoot? Kyra researched, designed and built barn owl boxes that were placed in Watkins Regional Park to increase the owl population and decrease the rodent population in an agricultural area of Prince George’s County. Neha Gupta Bethesda, MD Project Care Neha taught English and hygiene to boys at an orphanage in India to further develop their language skills, since their access to education is limited. Grace Hassler Washington, DC Old Stone House Historic Landscape Exhibit Grace preserved the history of the Old Stone House by designing and building a three dimensional model to help visitors envision what the land looked like back in the 18th century. Gold Award Girl Scouts Erinn Hasson Epps Gaithersburg, MD Money Management for Teens with Autism Erinn taught teenagers with autism from Gaithersburg High School how to be money smart, so that they have the skills to be financially independent. Nala Herring Upper Marlboro, MD Healthcare for Everyone! Nala addressed the lack of basic healthcare education by leading first aid and CPR presentations throughout her local community. Emily Hayes Springfield, VA Jumpstart Reading Club Emily organized a reading club at Newington Forest Elementary School to engage first grade students in the books they read and encourage them to read more. Elyse Hieronymus Gaithersburg, MD GirlsUp Club Elyse began a club for teen girls at Magruder High School where the members learned to establish, build, and maintain healthy relationships with one another and the world. Laura Heger Burke, VA Hula Fest Laura planned an inter-generational Hawaiian themed event for the residents of Greenspring Retirement Village to foster relationships between her generation and the elderly. Daly Hong Fairfax, VA Art is Life Daly taught art to preschoolers at Clarendon Child Care Center. Her goal was to cultivate a love for art in the children by introducing them to many different types of art. Jennifer Herrera Wheaton, MD AP: Peer to Peer Jennifer worked with students at Albert Einstein High School to develop, promote, and implement a support group for first time AP students. Terri Horton Catlett, VA Compost Bin Terri built a compost bin for Kettle Run High School so that the school can reduce their trash and reuse their organic waste as soil for their plants. 2014 Award Yearbook 15 Gold Award Girl Scouts Elizabeth Hushour Mount Airy, MD Camp Night Concert Elizabeth organized a free family concert for the town of Mount Airy as a way to bring local performance art and talent to the residents. Leah Johnson Fairfax, VA Love to Read! Leah conducted reading workshops at local elementary schools to increase studentsâ€™ reading comprehension skills and help them learn to enjoy reading. Sierra Jeter Great Falls, VA Swimming for Life Sierra wrote, casted, directed, and starred in an education swimming video for girls aged 11 to 14 at the Betty Shabazz Delta Academy, a program designed to help girls develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others. Holley Jupiter Upper Marlboro, MD Bytes and Bots Holley organized fun and interactive activities to educate middle and high school girls about the field of engineering and to encourage them to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Isabella Jimenez Annandale, VA On My Goal (OMG!) Isabella initiated a successful soccer program for elementary school children who would have never had the opportunity to be on a team, due to various financial and personal barriers. Allison Kempe Silver Spring, MD Arts & Literacy Fun Allison created and executed a series of five arts and literacy programs for young children at the Takoma Park Library to make reading fun for children. Samantha Johnson North Beach, MD Table for Tots With the help of volunteers, Samantha built child-sized picnic tables for Little Lambs Preschool to provide outdoor seating. Anya Khalid Centreville, VA Breaking It Down at FACETS Anya designed interactive after-school programs to teach math and SAT prep to students whose parents and families were foreign refugees. “I can use these new skills to help me in college and even in my future career.”- Hailee G. Alexandra Kirk Sterling, VA Project Relax Alexandra organized a spa day and relaxation workshop to help rejuvenate and lift the spirits of teen girls with cancer and their caregivers. Taylor Lane Dunn Loring, VA Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Taylor helped UPS build a health clinic from the ground up and gave a presentation on healthy habits in Spanish for the residents of Bosencheve, Mexico. Katelyn Kosar Monrovia, MD Golden Dugouts Katelyn designed and built new dugouts for Linganore High School’s softball fields. The dugouts will support the current athletic programs that use the space. Sarah Lass Germantown, MD After-School Reading Club Sarah designed an after-school program to teach comprehension skills to elementary school students who struggle with reading at their grade level. Magdalena Krasny Nokesville, VA It’s a String Thing Magdalena organized a string instrument fair where high schoolers introduced rising fifth graders to string orchestra instruments and encouraged them to pursue learning music. De’Jah Lee Welcome, MD Botanical Companions De’Jah created a mobile horticulture therapy program for residents at a local retirement home, which helped to increase their physical activity, skill development, and sensory stimulation for residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Sydney Lehrman Vienna, VA Awakening the Palate: Adding Spice to Life! Sydney planted an herb garden and created a recipe book for residents at the Ronald McDonald house to help them identify delicious and healthy ways to use the herbs in their garden. Sarah Laane Alexandria, VA The Quest to Quilt Sarah taught people in her community how to sew through a series of workshops. Each participant quilted a baby blanket for the Assisting Young Mothers program at The Alternative House. 2014 Award Yearbook 17 Gold Award Girl Scouts Danielle Levin Ashburn, VA Jump In! Get the Facts on Water Safety Danielle produced a video on water safety and distributed it to local swim schools to help them educate the community on safety in and around the water. Alison Luckett Vienna, VA Native Plants Needed Now Alison led a team of students to plant a native species garden at the entrance of Vienna Elementary School, to inspire students to be better stewards of the planet. Maya Lewis Silver Spring, MD Clubhouse Theatre Maya wrote, produced, and performed a play to help students at her high school build relationships with their classmates with special needs. Chandler MacLaren Montgomery Village, MD Clean Up North Creek Lake Chandler coordinated a community clean up of North Creek Lake and its nature center so that the community can enjoy all that they have to offer. Jessica Li Potomac, MD Making a Difference Jessica led a workshop for local teens to learn about the benefits of volunteering their time through personal stories from speakers. Kerry Madden Silver Spring, MD Fitness to be Fun Kerry created an after-school program with workbooks for first grade students at Rolling Terrace Elementary School to teach students the importance of fitness and how to exercise properly. Olivia Lopez Brandywine, MD Sink or Swim Water Safety Workshop Olivia led a workshop and created a handbook to provide people with basic swimming skills so that they are more confident swimmers. Hannah Majchrowitz Woodbridge, VA Succeeding in Reading Hannah created reading logs and audio CD recordings of 48 childrenâ€™s books to help first graders learn how to read at Antietam Elementary School. Gold Award Girl Scouts Jessica Malc Oakton, VA Civil Rights Seder Jessica planned a civil rights themed Passover Seder for her synagogueâ€™s 6th and 7th grade class to highlight the importance of equality. Tyler Joy Marshall Upper Marlboro, MD Empowering Girls with Personal Safety & Self Defense Skills Tyler coordinated a personal safety and self defense skills workshop for girls in her community. Cassandra Mandalou Gaitherburg, MD A Day of Dance 4 All Cassandra designed dance workshops for girls who do not have the means or opportunity to take lessons; and she educated them and their parents about the physical, emotional, and social benefits of dancing. Imani Matthews Upper Marlboro, MD Health Expo: Healthy Body, Heart, and Soul Imani organized a health expo for her community where participants learned about healthy weight, exercise, and how to eat right. Caroline Manik Oak Hill, VA Wounded Warrior Garden Caroline designed and developed a 1,000 square foot edible berry garden for wounded warriors at the Walter Reed Medical Center. Kristoria Mayes Shenandoah, VA Making a Difference Kristoria started a backpack food program for Shenandoah Elementary School, the only school in Page County that did not have a backpack program to provide underprivileged students with additional food over weekends. Stephanie Marceron Owings, MD Cattail Mats Stephanie restored the Native American wigwams at Jefferson Patterson Park. The park can now safely continue to teach the areaâ€™s native history to park visitors. Margaret McCabe Alexandria, VA Beyond Doodling-Improving Physical and Mental Health Through the Arts Margaret designed and hosted a series of art classes, workshops, and activities for the elderly and intellectually disabled residents of Paul Spring Retirement Community. 2014 Award Yearbook 19 Gold Award Girl Scouts Erin McClendon Fairfax, VA Special Garden, Special People Erin built a butterﬂy and sensory garden with native plants for Oak View Elementary School. The garden will provide hands-on environmental learning for special needs students. Elizabeth Miller South Riding, VA Painting the Playground Elizabeth engaged kindergarten students in learning by painting an interactive playground at Buffalo Trail Elementary School. Angelique McCray Silver Spring, MD STARS Angelique taught dance to middle school students and organized a recital to help them stay active and improve their self esteem. Melissa Mitchler Manassas, VA Swimming “Legal” Made Easy Melissa improved the confidence of kids learning how to swim by creating teaching tools that helped young swimmers avoid disqualifications and increase swimmer confidence. Joycelyn McGill Silver Spring, MD “Sewing Green” Joycelyn designed green sewing workshops to teach adults and children how to create items that will conserve energy and preserve the environment. Sarah Mofﬁt Alexandria, VA Finding Your Voice in the World Sarah organized a workshop for middle school girls to gain confidence in themselves through singing and speech. Sarah McKeown Alexandria, VA Improving English With My Guatemalan Sisters Sarah taught English to Guatemalan orphan girls by communicating with them through Skype after a medical mission trip she completed in Guatemala. Claire Moore College Park, MD A Culture Through Dance Claire conducted an international dance workshop and produced three dance performances to awaken an interest in global cultures at her school. Gold Award Girl Scouts Elizabeth Morton Ashburn, VA The Faces of Bullying Elizabeth produced a website and video to spread awareness about bullying among middle school students. Maddie Navin Great Falls, VA Healing Flowers Maddie researched, identified, and painted ﬂower portraits to bring comfort and serenity to patients during their treatment sessions in the Outpatient Infusion Center at Reston Hospital. Bethany Mosher Broadlands, VA Boosting Elementary Academics Bethany led a summer enrichment program for rising second and third graders. The program prepared the kids for reading, writing, and math. Colby Newson Bristow, VA A Community Knows No Borders Colby created crafting workshops and presentations to inform campers at her local summer camp about the education and health disadvantages that their peers in Ghana and Haiti face. Lee-Ellen Myles Laytonsville, MD Show the Love! Caring for Animals Lee-Ellen hosted an animal care fair to inform kids and their families about responsible pet care and to help connect them with local shelters and rescue groups where they could adopt a pet. Anee Nguyen Fairfax, VA Project I.N.S.P.I.R.E. - Ignite, Navigate, Strengthen, Poise, Imagine, Respect, Excel Anee organized a workshop called Project I.N.S.P.I.R.E to build up teen girls’ self confidence by teaching them about self esteem, self defense, and dance. Aditi Narvekar Leesburg, VA Expand Your Mind, Read a Book! Aditi built a library for the children at Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter to promote a love for reading among the kids who live at the shelter. Victoria Orta Warrenton, VA Fly High! Victoria planned an event called “Fly High”, which introduced elementary school girls to science and engineering through a variety of hands-on activities and stations. 2014 Award Yearbook 21 Gold Award Girl Scouts Natalie Parke Sterling, VA Kids at Work (Children on the Farm) Natalie created a one-day event for kids in her community with educational crafts and fun activities to teach proper nutrition and how to responsibly contribute to their families. Angel Puryear Temple Hills, MD It’s Not About the DressEtiquette Workshop Angel planned a prom social and presented an etiquette class to educate high school students about dressing properly, manners, and safety tips for prom night. Rachel Pehrsson Fairfax Station, VA Dining on a Dime Rachel created a bilingual recipe book and nutrition guide with healthy recipes tailored toward low-income families who obtain food from local area food banks. Emily Quinn Springfield, VA Play Uniﬁed to Live Uniﬁed Emily started a unified sports campaign at Rolling Valley Elementary school that encourages students to be aware and inclusive of people with disabilities. Callie Phillips Woodbridge, VA The Art of Recycling Callie taught children how to reduce their impact on the environment by recycling and reusing items in new ways. Katherine Rausch Alexandria, VA Musical Petting Zoo Katherine introduced low-income youth to music. She provided an opportunity to learn how to play an instrument and collected instruments through a donation drive for the school to use in the future. Ashley Prillaman Washington, DC What Conﬁdence Looks Like Ashley introduced girls to photography by hosting a workshop and providing an exhibit space to display their work. The girls learned photography skills and also gained self confidence. Lauren Ray Alexandria, VA Morality Mural Lauren designed and created a mural at a local church to provide a strong moral foundation to young children and remind them of the importance of community. “Completing this project allowed me to grow into the kind of person I hope to be, someone who has con dence, composure, and connections with her community.” - Rebecca R. Caelan Reamer Gaithersburg, MD Everyone Can Camp Caelan conducted a camp skills workshop and hosted an outdoor camping night to provide students with special needs at The Katherine Thomas School with the opportunity to learn about camping. Melanie Reuter Falls Church, VA Flying Muskrats Provide Opportunities Melanie organized a theater production that exposed aspiring young actors, producers, and directors to theater. She also hosted a resume workshop to help them land future jobs in the arts. Aerryn Rees McLean, VA Peter Rabbit’s Garden Aerryn coordinated the planting and harvesting of an herb and vegetable garden at Churchill Road Elementary School as a way to teach students about sustainability and the environment. Teal Reynolds Sterling, VA “Can you Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?” Scenarios for Extreme Weather Conditions and All Around Survival Teal created a seminar designed to help kids learn how to be prepared in case of a natural disaster or medical emergency. Lauren Regulinski Mount Airy, MD Flower Boxes for the Elderly Lauren built ﬂower boxes for the front porch of Lorien Nursing Home. The ﬂowers are meant to bring joy and happiness to the residents that live there. Rebecca Rivera Silver Spring, MD You’re Safe, You’re Secure, You’re Home Rebecca designed and created curtains to beautify rooms and uplift the spirits of homeless youth at the Covenant House Crisis Center in Washington, DC. Anna Reid Manassas, VA Rain Barrel Garden Anna designed a native plant garden at Prince William Forest Park that is watered and maintained by a rain barrel system in order to reduce the park’s impact on the environment. Sarah Robertson Alexandria, VA Irish Culture Club Sarah planned and launched an Irish Culture Club at her school to expose students to a different culture, and to develop an awareness and tolerance of the diversity of cultures in their neighborhoods and schools. 2014 Award Yearbook 23 Gold Award Girl Scouts Catherine Robison Gaithersburg, MD Play, Study, Work 101 Catherine improved the work space at Stepping Stones Shelter by making it more comfortable for residents applying for jobs. Danielle Sawtelle Burke, VA Childcare Room Renovation at The Alternative House Danielle redesigned the Alternative Houseâ€™s childcare room to make the room more welcoming and comfortable for both the mothers and children staying at the shelter. Gabriella Rojtman Burke, VA Anorexia Awareness Tour and Campaign Gabriella created a presentation to educate girls at the Muslim American Society about anorexia nervosa. Emily Schneider Fairfax, VA Dysgraphia Awareness Project Emily created a website, handouts, and presentation about dysgraphia to share with local preschool teachers and educate them about this lesser-known disability. Claire Rosenbaum Gaithersburg, MD Bagging Independence Claire worked in collaboration with Community Support Serviceâ€™s employment program to design and create newspaper bagging devices that allowed developmentally disabled individuals to package newspapers without assistance. Sarah Scott Manassas, VA I Am a Role Model Sarah started the Future Leading Young (FLY) girls program at Baldwin Elementary School, which pairs young, at-risk girls with high school girl mentors who serve as positive role models for the girls. Sydney Runyon South Riding, VA Girls Self Defense Workshop Sydney organized a self defense workshop for 12-18 year old girls to teach them how to protect themselves. Along with the workshop, Sydney created a self defense DVD that she sent to youth groups around the area. Catherine Sexton Frederick, MD How to Keep Your Pet Safe During an Emergency Situation Catherine presented emergency preparedness information to a group of residents at Edenton Retirement Community to educate pet owners on how to care for their pets before and during a natural disaster. Gold Award Girl Scouts Nina Shute Alexandria, VA Creekside Environmental Awareness Nina led children and their families through a spring clean up of a local creek, inspiring them to make a difference for the environment. Rachel Snyder Purcellville, VA Bulldog Buddies Rachel sponsored a transitional support program for rising sixth graders in Loudoun County. The program helped new students make a smooth transition from elementary school to middle school. Ashley Sienicki Vienna, VA Bridging Senior Technology Gaps Ashley helped a group of senior citizens at the Lewinsville Retirement Residence become more computer and smartphone literate. Delana Sobhani Herndon, VA Go Gluten-Free Gourmet! Delana organized educational sessions at her local farmers market to raise awareness about celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten allergies. Amanda Sierra Springfield, VA Arts and Crafts for Children with Special Needs Amanda led art projects for kids participating in the Jewish Community Center’s afterschool program. She encouraged kids of all abilities to work alongside each other to foster respect and encourage artistic creativity. Faiza Sohail Herndon, VA Daddy N’ Me Faiza started a community program called Daddy N’ Me to organize and plan events that help young Muslim girls bond with their fathers and develop skills to become leaders in their communities. Molly Smith Springfield, VA Grade School Math Night Molly led a hands-on math workshop that provided activities for students and their parents to use at home to help further develop math skills. Evelyn Stinger Lovettsville, VA Kids with a Clue Evelyn started a support program for girls who have diabetes to help connect them with others with the disease. 2014 Award Yearbook 25 Gold Award Girl Scouts Alysia Stroh Huntingtown, MD Building Up Love-Love Alysia designed and built benches for the upper tier seating of her high schoolâ€™s tennis court, and also organized tennis clinics for youth in her area. Alicia Tapper Fairfax Station, VA What a Dump! Alicia guided a group of volunteers in a clean up of an old dump site at Pohick Bay Regional Park and created a brochure on safe dump clean-ups. Kerrigan Strong Springfield, VA Sharing the Sounds of the Holidays to Inspire a New Generation Kerrigan planned and organized an interactive Christmas concert and holiday play to instruct and entertain preschoolers about wind instruments and musical drama. Chelsea Taylor Clinton, MD DeďŹ ne Our Roots and Celebrate Our Heritage Chelsea organized and led a program to teach local teenagers with special needs about Black History Month and the meaning behind the month-long celebration. Catey Susco Clifton, VA Concussion Awareness: Get Your Head Back in the Game Catey produced a video and created posters to educate her local community on concussions, so that they understand the symptoms and treatment needed for this injury. Dakota Thompson Warrenton, VA Perpetual Development Techniques Dakota ran tutoring sessions for elementary school students with learning disabilities and gave them techniques to help them learn. Camille Zoe Swinson Washington, DC Identifying Independence Camille (Zoe) empowered girls at the Capital City Public Charter School to be self confident by organizing and leading a self- esteem workshop. Hannah Thompson Washington, DC Softball Workshop and Mentoring Hannah designed a softball workshop for inner-city girls. The workshop fostered mentoring relationships that taught girls important life skills while also teaching them how to play softball. Gold Award Girl Scouts Casey Tinius Sterling, VA Raising Awareness for the Importance of Native Plants and Insects Casey designed a native garden and insect exhibit for Riverbend Park as a way to teach people about the importance of native plant and insect species in maintaining local ecological health. Tashi Treadway Winchester, VA It’s Classic! Tashi created and hosted a series of workshops at her local library and created a blog to help members of her community deepen their appreciation for the classics, through artistic self-expression. Cassandra Turner Springfield, VA Casey’s Closets Cassandra created playrooms at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and Walter Reed’s Pediatric Ward to provide children with entertainment while they wait. Laura VanDemark Silver Spring, MD Hunger: Learn and Do! Laura engaged students on the issue of hunger through educational presentations, schoolwide announcements, and a hands-on service opportunity where students packaged 100,000 meals to send to children in Zambia. Kathryn Treanor Burke, VA Kids in the Kitchen Kathryn led a series of cooking classes to teach underprivileged elementary school students and their families how to create healthy meals. Alexis Vauss Upper Marlboro, MD Children of the Ribbon Cancer Support Group Alexis started a cancer support group that provided resources to youth whose parents have cancer. Kayla Trinh Clarksburg, MD Don’t Be A Statistic - Prevent Distracted Driving Kayla hosted a workshop and organized guest speakers to teach teens about the dangers of texting behind the wheel. Stephanie Washington Rockville, MD “Craft of the Month” Book for Nursing Home Residents Stephanie developed a “Craft of the Month” book for nursing home residents to provide them with a variety of activites and crafts to do each month. 2014 Award Yearbook 27 Gold Award Girl Scouts Samantha Wichansky Silver Spring, MD Waiting Room Renovation Samantha renovated the waiting room at Lourie Center to provide a more welcoming and interactive place for both children and adults. Jessica Willis Saint Leonard, MD Learning about Butterﬂies and Bluebirds Jessica built a butterﬂy garden and bluebird houses for a local elementary school with the help of St. Leonard’s Green Team. The garden is a place to learn about and appreciate nature. Erin Williams Springfield, VA Middle School Volleyball Club Erin formed an afterschool volleyball club at South County Middle School to help students improve their volleyball skills and get ready for high school volleyball. Cecilia Woolard Silver Spring, MD Pediatric Clinic Beautiﬁcation Cecilia painted ceiling tiles in the pediatric exam and treatment rooms of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to give young patients something to focus on and calm their nerves during lengthy or painful procedures. Katherine Williams Bethesda, MD Water’s Color: Art and the Anacostia Katherine hosted art and environmental education classes for people to visit the Anacostia River and create works of art. Sarah Yang Gaithersburg, MD Applebrain Sarah directed a free academic math and reading summer enrichment program for fourth and fifth graders whose families are not able to afford tutoring. Erin Willis Manassas, VA A New Perspective Dance Workshop Erin hosted a dance workshop to provide girls with a fun activity that also boosts their self confidence and helps them view themselves in a positive way. Makeda Yohannes Alexandria, VA A Global Awareness Initiative Makeda presented and introduced elementary school students to international issues as well as different lifestyles to raise global awareness. “Although the goal of this project was to educate my community about the environment, the person it had the greatest e ect on was me. ”- Anna B. Rachel Zmuda Great Falls, VA Preschool Flower and Vegetable Garden Rachel built a ﬂower and vegetable garden for the teachers at King’s Kid Preschool to use to teach about nature, food sources, and healthy eating. Rachel Zoll Manassas, VA Electronics for the Future Rachel encouraged students at her local Boys and Girls Club to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math by designing workshops that introduced them to these subjects. CONGRATULATIONS! 2014 Award Yearbook 29 Silver Award Girl Scouts The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve. This award recognizes girls who participated in a range of take-action projects benefiting their communities. Through their projects, the girls listed in this yearbook learned leadership and organizational skills, explored potential career paths and improved their communities. Congratulations to the following Silver Award Girl Scouts: Josephine Adams Bahar Agha Gabrielle Aguiar Mariana Aguila Heather Alba Charlotte Alden Margarita Alexio Brittany Alfred Charlotte Allen Elizabeth Allen Sarah Alverson Delanie Amend Juliana Ancalmo Victoria Ano Autumn Anthony Olivia Anthony Alexandra Antoniou Talia Appelman Dominique Ardis Heyda Arita Megan Armbright Allana Armour Izzy Armstrong Sierra Arnold Paige Atherton Emily Awtrey Katie Babbit Jessica Bagby Ellie Baggett Payton Bailey Lauren Baird Amelia Baker Erin Baker Dorothy Ballmann Katie Ballou Amanda Banks Anna Barror Samantha Bartell Lily Bartholomaus Jessica Bartoo Haley Barylski Annabelle Basterrechea-Jones Ashleigh Bates Grace Beal Makeena Beam Alex Beck Jessica Becks Grace Belisle Brianne Bell Natalie Bell Sally Bell Erin Bender Sarah Benson Mikaela Benton Catherine Berry Mia Berry Mikayla Betancourt Glori Beverly Jessica Bice Ashly Bingham Anmoljot Birdi Hayley Birnbaum Rachel Black Meghan Blair Jessica Bleich Beth Bleutge Danielle Bloch Dayla Block Chantal Bloczynski Emma Bloom Alana Bloomquist Ally Bloss-Baum Katherine Boesel Leslie Bond Rebecca Borchardt Cecelia Bosche Hope Bossart Sarah Bowers Caroline Bowman Caitlin Bowman Miram Bowyer Cecilia Bracey Eva Brady Georgia Brandt Karen Brandt Courtney Brice Susan Brickey Cameron Brickner Helena Bridwell Maggie Brindley Lucy Brinkman Emilia Brisbois Marissa BrizzolaraSmith Adero Brooks Karleigh Brooks Chandler Brossard Madeline Brown Jasmine Brown Alyssa Brown Charlotte Brown Kelly Brown Madison Brown Sydney Brown Camilla Brown Caroline Brunner Jessica Bryant Sydnee Bryant Sarah Buckley Elaine Bucsa Kendra Budzenski Caroline Bugge Natalia Burgdorf Amelia Burkley Jaden Burnett Emma Bury Barachel Butler Casey Byrne Mayra CabreraSanchez Kaci Dyann Campbell Sydney Campbell Virginia Campbell Sydney Campbell Kenna Campfield Hope Carey Catherine Carnogursky Silver Award Girl Scouts Allison Carswell Kayla Carter Elizabeth Carter Jessica Carter Sara Carter Jillian Carty Josephine Caruso-DiPaolo Erin Casey Chelsea Casseus Erin Cassidy Kate Cauvel Jordan Cencula Aubrey Cervarich Sareena Chadha Abigail Chambers Marion ChavarriaRivera Olivia Chaves Tiffany Chearney Lia Chen Catherine Chittal Rachel Chittum Ellie Christensen Amy Chung Maya Clarke Miranda Clay Erin Cleary Elizabeth Coate Elena Cobian Anneslee Cockrell Arcelia Cohen Lily Cohen Sabrina Cole Ashlinn Cole Sierra Coley Shalyn Collett Emily Colleye Hannah Collins Erica Collins Emily Condon Clare Connally Claire Contreras Emily Conway Lane Conzone Danielle Cook Alyssa Coon Devin Cooney Grace Corkran Renee Cotton Caitlin Cottrell Carolyn Coveney Rachel Cox Kaylee Cox Dominique Cox Lauren Craige Karyn Cram Shania Creekmore Abigail Crehan Julia Crews Victoria Cristwell Kelly Crocker Sydney Crockett Sierra Croom Elizabeth Crump Brigid Cryan Jessica Cuddihy Amanda Culclasure Colleen Cullinane Maddie Curtis Cynthia Cutler Hillary Cyrus Catherine Czajka Victoria Dâ€™Amato Clara da Silva Yumna Magdi Dahab Kameron Daily Samantha Daly Patricia Daly Gabrielle Dangay Allison Dashefsky Emma Davis Karoline Davis Malena Davis Basia Davis Meghan Dayton Emily Decker Mary Decker Heather Delaplaine Lily Delarosa Baylie Delean Therese DeLeon Manasi Deorah Delaney Desman Kelsey Dettart Alexandria DeVan Catharine Dietrich Sophia Diggs-Galligan Sarah DiPatrizio Mary Dixon Manon Diz Celine Diz Tara Doddapaneni Lan Doeschl Nickie Dolce Nicole Dolce Allyson Dongarra Amanda Dorris Caroline Doskey Joy Douglas Jordyn Douglas Kateri Drinkard Erin Dubas Amelia Dudley Logan Dulski Morgan Dunn Emilia Earman Allison Eckloff Lily Ehart Rebekah Eisenfeld Bailey Eller Anne Elliott Grace Elman Ashley Elmore Madeline Emery Olivia Emery Caitlyn Enroth Aayanna Erby Laura Espinoza Rachel Espos Emily Everhart Annabelle Eyler Olivia Fagan Isabel Fairbanks Makayla Falowo Rachel Fangyen Kelly Farmar Lauren Featherson Angelica Felder Mekali Felton Katrine Ferentinos Ariel Ferguson Kathryn Fink Madelin Finn Micah Fitzergerald Alicia Fitzgibbon Bryanna Fleming Olivia Flolo Kyra Flynn Haleigh Ford Indiya Fowler Johanna Fowler 2014 Award Yearbook 31 Silver Award Girl Scouts Marlee Fox Natalie Fragnito Sarah Franklin Lindsay Freewalt Madeline Frick Victoria Friend Cheryl Anne Fries Jamie Fritz Carolyn Frost Ashley Gaffey Shaylin Ganey Sarah Garcia Katie Gaudian Chandler Gavin Bethany Gedzelman Rachel Geiger Rachel Geisel Mia Geller Katherine Gentry Ahilla Ghannouchi Anna Gibbons Abigail Gibbs Skyler Gitlin Marykendra Gleason Lehymia Glenn Jillian Goff Mariah Goggins Emily Gold Sydney Goldstein Isabel Gomez Tiffany Gomez Diana Gomez Elissa Gosling Kaitlin Gough Madelyn Granger Summerhope Gray Chayil Green Dionna Green Kira Green Elizabeth Green Marguerite Greer Emma Grier Laurel Griffin Anna Griffin Ikea Grigsby Kerri Grimes Taylor Grimes Shalvit Grimes Emily Grims Jocelyn Gritton Mackenzie Gross Elise Grossfield Annika Gude Taylor Guilford Amelia Gulding Emma Gustafson Briana Haas Reni Hadeishi Peyton Hahn Tanvi Haldankar Madison Halem Shelby Hall Nadia Hamad Sydney Hamrick Amelia Handly Emily Hannan Nya Hansberry Katia Hapgood Eeshah Haq Rebekah Harding Katharine Hardy Alicia Harman Paige Harrington Jessica Harris Kailynn Harris Alyssa Harrison Daeja Harvey Barbara Haskett Malia Haskovec Brianna Hawthorne Kathryn Hayes Madeleine Heick Olivia Henderson Lauren Henderson Elizabeth Henke Emily Herbig Miranda Herrera Brooke Hersey Katie Hessler Mahogany Hewitt Nia Hicks Amy Hilla Jenny Hinds Margaret Hirschberg Madison Hite Grace Hodgman Alyssa Hodum Kendall HoeďŹ‚er Sadie Hoffer Kaeli Hoffer Grace Hoffpauir Carrie Hoisington Olivia Holly-Johnson Tonisha Holmes Katherine Holmes Brittany Holmes Sophie Holsinger Brittany Holt Helen Homola Maria Hoogeveen Kathryn Hopfer Darby Hopkins Ellecia Hopkins Meredith Horan Haylee Houser Ann Hoy Kaycee Hubbard Kyndall Hubbard Alyssa Hudenburg Tyler Hughes Maile-Janessa Hughes Carly Rose Hughes Tyler Humphreys Anne Hundertmark Min Hunt-Neu Heather Hurley Kira Hutchins Brittany Hutto Khue Huynh Gabriela Ingber Talea Ingmire Sofia Isassi Kathryn Ives Ainsley Jacobs Aly Jakcsy Aish Jayan Trenni Jefferson Camille Jefferson Emily Jensen Rebecca Johnson Daria Johnson Alison Johnson Andrea Johnson Autumn Johnson Rosetta Johnson Alexis Johnson Megan Johnson Kyra Johnson Roszina Jones Shawnia Jones Amani Jones Kendall Jones Kaitlyn Jones Silver Award Girl Scouts Adriana Jones Sophie Jorgensen Lauren Joyner Kayla Joyner Omisha Jyothi Shani Kalua Camille Kanach Natali Kancheva Kristina Kandalis Marianna Karagiannis Rivka Kardon Pranusha Kareddy Jenna Kaufman Amanda Kaufman Theresa Kay AnnMarie Kelly Abigail Kennedy Sara Kephart Lily Kessler Kathryn Kessler Sarah Ketchum Emily Key Soraya Keyvanfar Morgan Khan Amira Khattab Maiah Khin Manaal Khwaja Lydia Kidwell Sarah Kiel Emily Kiernan Jaime Kim Sharon Kim Dana Kim Cierra King Molly King Isabella King Ashley Kinkead Catherine Kiser Lilliana Kishore Lexi Kittlestad Emma Klein Johanna Klein Olivia Kleinsmith Katherine Klemmer Jacqueline Kligman Katherine Klingner Anna Klinker Olivia Kloster Rachel Klumpp Caitlin Knapp Bailey Knight Kayla Knolmayer Valerie Knowles Sierra Rochelle Knuteson Ava Koback Miya Konishi Aliza Kotz Nicolette Kozy Joanna Kramer Maya Krasovsky Tyra Krehbiel Christina Kreuzberg Sofia Kruszka Rhea Kulkarni Josie Kupsky Gasha Kwok Rosemary Lach Radhika Laddha Erin Lafferty Natalie LaJoie Jordan Landrum Leora Landy Rowan Lane Olivia Lang Hannah Lapointe Rachele Larkin Cecilia Larsen Chloe Lateulere Emilia Lawler Yen Le Mylinh Le Kristine Le Joria Le Jessica Leach Kylie LeBlanc Kaitlyn Leckliter Shelby Lee Devyn Lee Kelsey Lee Stella Lee Alayna Lee Danielle Lee Melissa Leeper Christina Leishman Cameron Leonard Sabrina Lesser Meghan Levinson Jocelyn Lewis Madelyn Lewis Zabrina Lewis Patricia Libongco Sophia Lindsay Anna Linehan Madison Lippy Lucy Litten Mackenzie Liu Amatullah Lonandwala Kathleen Lovain Megan Love Margaret Lowe Juliana Lu-Yang Amanda Lux Olivia Luzquinos Sarah Lydell Audrey Lynch Gabrielle Macari Judith MacConnell Christina Mack Grace Macken Samantha Mackenzie Alexandra MacNamara Marissa Madden Delaney Madden Maria Magarelli Ashley Maher Mikayla Malatesta Emily Maljak Jamie Malloy Kaitlyn Malone Elizabeth Malone Caroline Maloney Erin Maltese Rachel Manhertz Tamiya Marchal Grace Marion Theresa Marland Madison Marshburn Eva Martella Camryn Martin Kiley Martin Leslie Martinez Rachel Martinka Janet Martins Morgan Masek Madeleine Masi Caleigh Mason Leela Massey Grace Mathias Aliyah Matthews Laura Matthys Maria Mattson 2014 Award Yearbook 33 Silver Award Girl Scouts Rachel Matz Robyn McArthur Helen McCall Hannah McCarthy Olivia McCarthy Cameron McClincey Gabi McClintock Devin McCoy Megan McCoy Christina McDonald Mackenzie McDonald Shannon McDonnell Erin McGowan Hailey McGrath Andrea McGrath Meghan McIntyre Dayton McKinley Megan McMorran Kerri McWhorter Lauren Mead Karlie Meade Emily Meckley Julia Medina McKenna Meek Sydney Melton Abigail Merlos Ashley Mietlicki Milan Miller Ashley Miller Elizabeth Miller Madeline Miller Judea Miller Helen Miller Michelle Miller Kaylee Mina Angel Minor Aliza Mintz Lauren Mizelle Kailey Moler Stephanie Mora Marie Morales Kathleen Moran Mina Mori Traevia Morris Taylor Morris Rebekah Morris Katherine Morrison Shakia Mosely Andrea Moye Stephanie Moyers Nisiima Mugamba Nihira Mugamba Charlotte Mullins Aurora Mumford Christina Murphy Katherine Murray Kaitlyn Murray Jennifer Murray Anna Myers Sahiti Nadimpalli Safaya Naim Safya Naim Jacquelyn Nanko Vashika Narala Maeve NaughtonRockwell Destiny Nelson Megan Nero Ann Newburn Leah Newman Catlinh Nguyen Kelly Nguyen Thi Nguyen Hope Nibert Emma Niswander Aryana Nobakht McKennah Noh Alice Nolan Margaret Norton Oprah Noumbissi Mina Nowroozi Grace Oâ€™Grady Tess Oâ€™Hara Madison Oglesby Isabella Oh Karin Ohannessian Lori Ohannessian Lauren Oliver Jessica Osborne Sarah Osman Melanie Osorio Mary Oster Camille Ottoman Rachel Pak Sophia Palacios Hannah Palermo Macy Palmer Arzoo Paracha Claire Pardo Leia Parker-Deck Jakari Partlow Kassidy Pate Sandra Pattammady Charlotte Patterson Jessica Pavelle Kesha Payton Kaitlyn Peace Avana Pearsall Emma Peiffer Naisola Perez Kierra Perry Sophia Peter Grace Peterson Claire Pfeifer Emily Pham Lynn Phan Teigin Phillips Hunter Poerksen Stephanie Porto Morgan Powell Kaihla Powell Jordan Prezio Annabella Prezioso Carolyn Price Hadar Pridan Anja Prien Mikaela Prien Auria Pritchard Natalie Pritz Rebecca Pullen Atiya Qillawala Georgia Rafter Zoe Rafter Sanjana Raghavan Gopika Rajanikanth Sarah Raphael Tara Ravishankar Juliana Ray Kate Read Julia Reburn Samantha Redlich Samantha Reed Emma Regan Eileen Rose ReynoldsCollette Zoe Rice Kira Riehl Marissa Ritter Gabrielle Ritz Alexia Rivera Manahil Rizwan Alexia Roberts Silver Award Girl Scouts Elizabeth Roberts Mikaela Robinson Arika Robinson Maya Rodriguez Alexandra Rodriguez Megan Rogers Tara Rohlfing Hannah Rollins Emma Rood Courtney Rose Lauren Roseman Sadie Rosenfeld Annie Rossman Carolyn Rouse Nia Rowe Alexis Rowland Rachel Ruffin Colleen Runowich Katerina Rushizky Claire Ryan Amera Saber Kate Safian Stephanie Salazar Avrey Salisburg Andrea Sanabria Helen Sande Claudia Santa Anna Nikita Sawant Karlie Schattenberg Lydia Schauss Claire Schiavone Marlena Schoppert Sarah Schuh Grace Schuler Emily Schwarzenberg Abigail Sears Emma Seguin Margaret Selby Jazzlynn Sembria Alyssa Serveiss Katie Serway Arta Shala Devyn Shannon Abby Shaw Katelyn Shea Molly Shea Micaela Shell Kayla Shelley Tara Sherbondy Elizabeth Sheriff Corinne ShifďŹ‚ett Emma Shimp Hanna Shine Anna Shobe Melissa Shuey Rose Shutz Aamna Siddiqui Rosalie Siegel Jordan Sigmon Kelly Sikora Jessica Silbaugh Olivia Simeck Melanie Simpson Emma Sliwinski Katherine Smislova Amy J. Smith Tijara Smith Courtney Smith Kylie Smith Leah Smith Lindsey Smith Jessica Smith Samantha Smith Rebekah Snellings Lauren Snider Blair Snider Olivia Sothoron Bailey Southard Kristen Spadaro Alexis Spear Jessica Spencer Sarah Spencer Kate Springsteen Tory Spruill Karishma Srikanth Emily Stafford Drew Stansberry Christian Starghill Sarah Stashower Shelby Stebbins Olivia Stephens Alexis Stephenson Rebecca Stern Samantha Stoddard Justine Stolworthy Emma Straub Jade Stribling Gabrielle Stuart Savannah Sudweeks Melissa Swanchara Kira Sweetman Kelsey Swegle Jamahri Sydnor Juli Talcott Tida Tambedou Bryanna Taylor Kathleen Teel Shauna TerhuneCotter Marie Tessier Molly Thames Delaney Theisz Sira Thiam Alexis Thomas Taryn Thompson Katie Thompson Sarah Thompson Samantha Thurston Emily Tillet Estelle Timar-Wilcox Shelby Ting Emily Tirpak Jordan Tisaranni Ashley Tisaranni Ruby Titus Bhaylynn Tiwari Emily Tompkins Zoe Tompkins Ericka Torres Nila Toure Claire Tracey Elizabeth Trumm Sarah Tucker Sarah Turner Adina Twenhafel Brienne Tyler Alejandra Tyma Elizabeth Uecker Sydney Uitz Amber Underwood Julia Vaccaro Nava Vahidi Cameron Vanderwolf Skylar Vanderwolf Jordan Vanderwolf Hannah VanDeventer Brightney Varghese Angela Vasishta Rebecca Vaudreuil Sarah Vermillion Courtney Vetter Emily Vickers 2014 Award Yearbook 35 Silver Award Girl Scouts Theresa Vierow Lauren Vigliano Gabrielle Voithofer Jane Vourlekis Sarah Wabnitz Alden Wagner Julia Wagner Alice Walker Emeline Walker Madison Walker Brianna Wall Emily Wallace Juliet Walley Sophia Warnement Natalie Warren Elisabeth Warren Sarah Warshawsky Rachel Washburg Grace Watkins Elizabeth Watts Taylor Waugerman Abigail Weaver Eliana Weiss Amanda Welch Kelsey Wengert Kaitlin West Jackie Westbrook AnneMarie Westermann Brittany Weston Elisa Wetten Victoria Whelan Caroline Whitacre Siera White T Haley White Baillie Whittington Alyssa Wilcox Sara Wilfong Lalah Williams Dianca Williams Janay Williams Samantha Williams MonĂŠ Williams Ariana WilliamsMitchell Corrinne Wilson Jatalia Wilson Audrey Wilson Veronica Wilson Emma Winters Abigail Wiser Hayley Wolf Hailey Wolff Anna Wolz Anna Wood Eleanor Wood Claire Woods Jewell Wooten Kathryn Wozniak Katie Wrzesinski Hannah Yee Juliana Yerovi Hannah Young Katie Yusko Michaela Zabel Emma Zahniser Raneem Zahow Sophia Zavala Sienna Zimmermann Zoe Zmola Sophia Zmorzenski Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Silver Trefoil Award The Silver Trefoil Award is a recognition that is unique to the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. It is awarded to Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors who have performed a minimum of 100 hours of service. To earn the Silver Trefoil Award, girls are required to provide 25 hours of national service (including 5 hours of Green service hours), 25 hours of global service, and 50 hours of service to the Girl Scout community. This year, we are honored to present the Silver Trefoil Award to: Tabitha Abshire Susannah Agi Hamna Ahmad Madeline Amend Bridget Andersen Elizabeth Archer Tyra Baptiste Meredith-Wynn Barber Elizabeth Barr Marissa Battle Jamie Bell Cadence Belsky Deeksha Bhalla Lauren Bidwell Maura Blanchfield Jacqueline Bond Anfel Bouzid Madeleine Buckley Sade’ Burns Hadiya Campbell Victoria Campbell Katherine Cantrall Lauryn Cantrell Heather Carey Lauren Casey Lauren Cavendish Marissa Chaffee Sarah Clark Reagan Cosker Ashley Cox Marisa Cristwell Bria Cunningham Marie Desrochers Kelsey Donovan Katherine Dougherty Laura Downs Alexis Duke Courtney Dumais Ashley Dumais Lillian Dunheimer Caroline Dunn Kayla Ebright Alyson Estes Nada Fawzi Nicole Fellows Eva Femia Amanda Fenwick Abigail Frazer Nicole Frazzini Madeline Frix Zahra Gallagher Jordan Giles Jenell Glover Jenell Glover Ashley Goodell Emily Hager Claudia Hall Michele Hamrick Emily Harper Grace Hellier Caitlin Henry Amy Heskett Abigail Hiltke Christina Hnatov Isabel Hollins Caroline Holmes Amy Houlihan Nicola Hricz Victoria Hudson Emily Jarrell Sonia Jindal Jamie Joeyen-Waldorf Laura Johnson Maria Kellam Nikki Kelly AnaMarie King Jennifer Kirk Abbie Lafond Amber Lafond Taylor Lane Samantha Lane Emily Ann Latta Christine LaVallee Hannah Leckner Jade Little Olivia Lopez Alison Luckett Heather Lukas Emily Mardiks Elisa Martinez Imani Matthews Maraya Maynor Christine McDaniel Kyleigh McGrail Brigid McPhilamy Erin McPhillips Laura Michaelis Elizabeth Miller Alicia Minor Grace Morales Taryn Moreno Amanda Morrison Anastasia Morrow Elizabeth Morton Rachel Neff Molly Newell Evangeline Nicholson Laura Nickell Girl Scout Council of the Nationâ€™s Capital Silver Trefoil Award Syeda Noshin Sarah Nueslein Leigh Olson Madeleine Olson Kassidy Pate Callie Phillips Alexis Pineda Kayla Poawui Marissa Post Makaela Pratscher Lauren Queen Sowmya Ranga Katherine Ransom Katelyn Rebelo Gabrielle Redcross Jâ€™Well Rembert Katherine Rensel Olivia Richardson Abigail Richman Emily Rivers Christina Roderick Alicia Rodriguez Lauren Rogers Sydney Runyon Megan Sammons Katherine Saniga Anna Sasseville Mary Schech Rachel Schendzielos Bryonna Scott Moksha Sharma Jennifer Shepheard Nina Shute Jordan Silbaugh Nia Singleton Trisha Sinha Valerie Smith Sarah Sniffen Faiza Sohail Taylor Stephens Rachel Stephenson Jessica Steves Jemma Stratton Alysia Stroh Amelia Sugianto Casey Suliga Isabelle Termaat Corey Thompson Abby Toler Kathryn Treanor Emily Treanor Laura VanHouten Kaila Warner-Jackson Dana Webb Nadia Williams Stephanie Woods Emma Woods Julia Woolf Darby Young Cheyenne Younger Kira Zimmerman Gold Award Scholarship Opportunities Many colleges and universities offer scholarships to Girl Scouts who have earned their Gold Award, and often a girlâ€™s Girl Scout experiences offer insight into her commitment to community service, leadership, and stewardship. This year, our Council offered high school seniors who earned their Gold Award the opportunity to apply for one of fourteen $1,000 educational scholarships. The Gold Award Scholarship Panel, comprised of members of the business community with an interest in the Girl Scout Council of the Nationâ€™s Capital, reviews written applications and identifies semifinalists to be interviewed in person at the Council office. Based on the interviews, committee members select the finalists. Sara Phillips, a lifetime Girl Scout volunteer, provides our Council with a generous gift that supports ten Gold Award recipients with the Sara and Lawrence Phillips Scholarship; a gift from an anonymous donor funds one Gold Award Scholarship in honor of Marilynn Carr, and an additional three Gold Award scholarships are available thanks to a generous endowment from lifetime Girl Scout volunteers Eva L. Woolridge and Lynn Seibert-Steptoe. Gold Award Scholarship Panel Panel Chair Sally Gere, Esq. Ginger Gray Assistant Deputy Attorney General Ginger Gray Insurance Agency State Farm Insurance Lynne J. Sport Director, Human Resources and Administration Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Suzanne Amsbaugh Community Volunteer Laura Lane President Global Public Affairs UPS Joseph T.N. Suarez, CFRE Community Partnerships & Philanthropy Booz Allen Hamilton Broadine Brown Jeri Fellerman Community Volunteer Maureen Lewis Senior Vice President Wells Fargo Bank, NA Director, Minority Telecommunications Development Program NTIA, Department of Commerce Nancie Suzuki Foundation Manager The Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation Barbara Ostrom Stephanie Tsacoumis, Esq. Carin Gendell MacTech Engineering and Consulting General Counsel Consumer Product Safety Commission President & CEO The Gendell Group Karen Penn, Esq. Diversity & Inclusion Consultant Kahni Ward-Uzzell Director Acquisition and Management Consulting DigiFlight, Inc. 2014 Award Yearbook 39 The Girl Scout Promise On my honor, I will try: To serve God* and my country, To help people at all times, and To live by the Girl Scout Law. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word â€œGodâ€? with whatever word your spiritual belief dictates. The Girl Scout Law I will do my best to be Honest and fair, Friendly and helpful, Considerate and caring, Courageous and strong, and Responsible for what I say and do, And to Respect myself and others, Respect authority, Use resources wisely, Make the world a better place, and Be a sister to every Girl Scout. Special Thanks The Girl Scout Council of the Nationâ€™s Capital thanks the Womenâ€™s Advisory Board for hosting 11 Dine-Around events, to mentor and support Girl Scouts as they strive to complete their Gold Award projects. & A special thank you to all the parents, leaders, project advisors, and Council staff who help make Girl Scouting the best leadership experience for girls. Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital President of the Board: Diane Tipton Chief Executive Ofﬁcer: Lidia Soto-Harmon Chief Operating Ofﬁcer: Colleen Cibula Manager of Program Services: Brigid Howe Teen Program Specialist: Page Yarborough Council Liaison to the Women’s Advisory Board: Carrie Banachowski Publications: Breauna Johnson and Nancy Wood A Gift for Graduating High School Seniors Deadline September 1, 2014 A Lifetime Connection to the Girl Scout Mission! For a limited time only, give a special lifetime Girl Scout membership to registered Girl Scouts, 14-17 years old, at the time of their high school graduation, for the reduced cost of $195 ( regularly $375). You must apply before September 1, 2014 Girl Scout Council of the Nationâ€™s Capital http://www.gscnc.org/lifetime_membership.html