All three Ambassador Girl Scouts of Troop 21119, Rock United Service Unit #621, Lauren Sauers, Kelsey Sullivan, and Danielle Howe, recently received the highest award that can be earned in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award. They were honored and awarded numerous citations at a ceremony held at the Philadelphia Convention Center on April 22nd as part of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting – Century of the Girl Expo.
They were each presented with a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. All are juniors at Council Rock High School South.
Their Gold Award projects were:
Lauren Sauers of Holland, daughter of Nancy and Jim Sauers, combined her interest in medicine and her experience in volunteering at St. Mary Medical Center to create an opportunity to connect high school students with hospital rehab patients in need of visitors. She founded and currently leads a student club at Council Rock South called Operation: SMILE, which stands for Students Making Inpatient Life Enjoyable. Lauren and her student volunteers visit patients at St. Mary Medical Center weekly to bring them cheer, conversation, and youthful interaction. She also expanded her club to include weekly student visits to Twining Village Retirement Community in Holland. Lauren is also active as a violinist in the orchestra, a symphonic choir member, and a member of the French, Social Studies, English, Music, and National Honor Societies.
Kelsey Sullivan of Holland, daughter of Cindy and Bill Sullivan, created Culture Crazy, a summer program of healthy and fun cooking instruction and other cultural exposure sessions involving music, crafts, and language to children of parents who attend Gilda’s Club, a cancer support community in Warminster. Kelsey also created a cookbook of international recipes and a CD of ethnic music for each attendee. She is active in orchestra, tennis team, competitive dance, and is a member of the Spanish, Social Studies, Music, English, and National Honor Societies.
Danielle Howe of Richboro, daughter of Mary Alice and Dan Howe, chose to work with young children (ages 3-8) in Northampton Township. She planned, coordinated and ran four original 1.5 hour story and craft sessions that provided children with an innovative, engaging, and fun way to learn about topics, such as flowers, fish, ice cream, and the sun. The project was a labor of love for Danielle who enjoys working with children. The programs were then donated to the township to be reused in the preschool and at the library in the future. Danielle is also active in designing, building, and painting sets for Council Rock South plays; reading; traveling; and is a member of the French, English, and National Honor Societies.
PHOTO CAP: From left, Lauren Sauers, Kelsey Sullivan, and Danielle Howe.