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September 21, 2012

Ray earns gold award


Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama

CULLMAN — Sarah Ray, a freshman at Cullman High School, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Sarah earned her Gold Award for her project Sugar & Spice Science: Science Just for Girls! Her project focused on helping third and fourth grade girls at East Elementary School improve in science. Sarah created lesson plans and presentations for each of the science experiments.

“I hope my project will inspire younger girls to become scientists,” said Sarah.

“By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Trish Coghlan, CEO of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, “Sarah 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.