Gold Award Spotlight: Meet the 2019 Recipients, Part 3!

The Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, is no easy feat. The award requires patience, planning, and perseverance.

From building apps to assisting women with breast cancer, from teaching music programming to painting murals, each of the girls honored in the May 18th ceremony accomplished magnificent things.

Please assist us in congratulating the spectacular achievements of these Gold Award Girl Scouts!
View the photo album and program booklet from this year’s recognition ceremony.

Don’t miss out on meeting the previously featured Gold Award Girls Scouts!
Part One: Meet the first 10 girls (last names A-B) »
Part Two: Meet the next 10 girls (last names B-D) »

Part Three: Meet 10 Gold Award Girl Scouts

Continue to follow along to meet more Gold Award Girl Scouts throughout this blog series!

Denise F.

For her Gold Award project, Denise intersected her passion for biology and computer science by building an interactive biology review app geared toward high schoolers. Her goal was to inspire other people, especially girls, to explore STEM fields for themselves. The app is called BioGirl and can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store!

Lucy F.

Lucy’s Gold Award project addressed the lack of access to appropriate food and veterinary care for pets in lower-income homes. Out of these concerns, Lucy worked with Michelle Duca, founder of both Kibble Kitchen Pet Food Pantry and the Feline Community Network to keep pet-owners suffering from economic crisis from relinquishing their pets by providing free pet food until the owner is able to afford care.

Victoria Ann F.

For her Gold Award, Victoria Ann started Meeples for Peoples, an after-school club dedicated to donating, sharing, and playing board games. Students gather every other Thursday to learn and teach new games, make friends, and practice communication and social skills. She has donated over 140 games!

Alexis K. F.

Alexis K. dedicated her Gold Award to something near and dear to her heart. When visiting her aunt in the hospital before she passed away from cancer, Alex noticed many patients covering their heads with uncomfortable wigs or hats. For her project, she created silk head coverings, enabling women to feel comfortable and beautiful while undergoing treatment.

Madison G.

Madison was on a mission to save Monarch butterflies from future endangerment. Her rising passion for environmental stewardship resulted in her Gold Award project. In partnership with her community, Madison increased the number of milkweeds in her neighborhood by planting the butterfly habitats around the local elementary school and retirement home.

Emma Caroline G.

Emma’s Gold Award project encompassed a message of self-worth, self-love, and self-respect. Her Inspiration Walls, murals painted in the girls’ and boys’ bathrooms at her school, began as an attempt to raise students’ self-confidence. These hopeful messages remain painted in the school’s common area bathrooms, so visitors, staff, and students can continue to view them.

Kimberly G.

Kimberly G. noticed many of her high school peers struggling to find time for extracurriculars. Her Gold Award project provided a fun and individualized solution: bullet journals, notebooks to be converted into personalized planners, habit trackers, and calendars. In her Bullet Journal Club, students organized their schedules, practiced time management, and felt empowered to plan the future.

Krystyna G.

For her Gold Award, Krystyna gathered a team of community members to tear off the deteriorating plywood siding and gutters on a mobile unit located on the property of St. Alexander Parish in Palos Heights, IL. Together, they replaced old materials with new house wrap, wood siding, and gutters, so the unit can be used for years to come.

Dina G.

Dina’s Gold Award focused on providing music programming for schools with limited resources. Her program, “Music in Motion”, involved collecting recorders and xylophones, while creating a curriculum for reading and playing music. Songs ranged from beginner to advanced to encourage participation.

Dannielle J. H.

For her Gold Award, Dannielle worked with the LifeSpring Foundation to make purses for women and stuffed animals for children who are going through tough times. She wanted to nurture, comfort, and shine a light of hope for people who are struggling.

Heart of Gold

Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn.

All three awards give you the chance to do big things while supporting an issue you care about. You might plant a community garden at your school, or inspire others to eat healthy foods for your Bronze. You might advocate for animal rights for your Silver, or build a career network that encourages girls to become scientists and engineers for your Gold. Whatever you choose, you’ll inspire others and yourself along the way. 

As you earn one of Girl Scouts’ highest awards, you’ll change your corner of the world—and beyond. The possibilities are endless.

Learn more about earning the Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards.

Don’t miss out on meeting the previously featured Gold Award Girls Scouts!
Part One: Meet the first 10 girls (last names A-B) »
Part Two: Meet the second 10 girls (last names B-D) »

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