Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Inc. awarded two local teens the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award at a formal ceremony on May 3.
Kennedy Inman of Troop No. 13507 in Gainesville worked to establish a National Forensics League debate team in Flowery Branch in order to inspire competitive academy interest.
Olivia Metzdorf of Troop No. 10800 in Gainesville designed a musical education curriculum for first- through fifth-graders and implemented it in a local afterschool program.
The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. It recognizes the work of Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts, those in ninth through 12th grades, who have made outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service and personal development.
Each girl working toward the Girl Scout Gold Award spends a minimum of 80 hours planning and implementing a leadership project that makes a positive and lasting impact on her community. The council awarded 16 Gold Awards this year councilwide.