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PHS Students Achieve Gold Award

Gold Award Pasadena High School students Sophia Rosales '19 and Veronica Amaya '18 were awarded their Girl Scout Gold Award on October 16, 2018. Both girls are members of Girl Scout Troop 12581. 

The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, recognizing girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their communities-and beyond. Each Gold Award Girl Scout spends 1 – 2 years on her project and only 5.4% of eligible Girls Scouts successfully earn the Gold Award.

For her project Sophia partnered with the San Gabriel Humane Society to bring new "life" to a primary area of the shelter where they showcase their spotlight animal of the day. Sophia cleaned the area, painted the surrounding walls adding in a custom designed mural with a meaningful quote, and ensured that the animal had shelter from the sun and rain. In addition, Sophia created an informational flyer about the shelter, the work they do and the animals they care for. Once completed Sophia hosted an unveiling event at the shelter that was attended by shelter staff, Girl Scout Troop 12581 members, friends, family and the general public. Sophia's work has now provided a much brighter and safer space to help highlight the spotlight animal of the day. 
Veronica Gold Veronica partnered with the Wilson Middle School Learns program to help provide a more functional space for their dance team. As a dancer Veronica knows how important it is to have a good space in which to practice. To help the team she built cubbies for storage, provided two large movable mirrors to help dancers see their routines, and worked with the current dance team members to create a mural to hang in the room. One of Veronica's favorite moments of her project was working with the team to create the mural after she had installed the mirrors and storage space. The girls were so excited about the changes Veronica made and were anxious to see the new space. The dance team now has a wonderful updated area they can use for dance practice. 
We are so very proud of the accomplishments of both Sophia and Veronica.  Congratulations on being awarded your Girl Scout Gold Award!