Two Fresno Girls Earn Highest Girl Scout Award | Community Spirit
(Fresno/April 18, 2013) – The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts may earn. This last Saturday, Two Fresno high school students of Girl Scouts Central California South earned this prestigious award.
Earning the Gold Award requires many hours of planning and implementing a challenging, large-scale project that is innovative, engages others, and has a lasting impact on its targeted community with an emphasis on sustainability.
Kari Kumura from Clovis West High School received the Gold Award for her project “Helping the Homeless for the Holiday.” She hoped to make an impact on the volunteers that assisted her throughout the project by educating them on the issue, while also making an impact on the women and children who are in crisis and sheltered at the Fresno Rescue Mission.
Macye Pau’s project addressed the lack of awareness about the Hepatitis B virus in the communities of the Fresno area. Macye, a University High School student, encouraged people to talk to their doctors and get tested for Hepatitis B. She brought Team HBV into the Fresno community and established its presence, with the hope that seeing a group of high school students passionate about eradicating this disease would encourage others to join the fight. Macye will also receive the Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year in the HandsOn Central California Hands Across the Valley Award ceremony on April 24.
These girls join 44 other Girl Scouts that have earned the Gold Award since 2009.