2017 Girl Scout Highest Awards Recipients

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2017 Gold Award Recipients, left to right: Abigail Abernathy, Jennifer Cotton, Courtney Skinner, Olivia Kostbade

On Tuesday, April 25, GSSI was honored to recognize our 2017 Highest Awards Recipients and top cookie sellers at the Emerald Ball Highest Awards Dinner. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn. As you earn a Highest Award, you’ll impact your corner of the world – and maybe even beyond. The possibilities are endless. GSSI, the community, and the world are fortunate to have visionaries like you changing the world for the better.

2017 Gold Award Recipients

Abigail Abernathy’s Gold Award Project, A Doggie Meet-and-Greet Area, benefited the Posey County Humane Society. She created a safe and distraction-free area for families to bond with their potential lifelong friends. Abigail worked with the community to organize this project, and she is now a stronger leader.

Jennifer Cotton’s  Gold Award Project, Kick for the Cure, addressed breast cancer awareness in the community. This project was very significant to Jennifer since her mother is a breast cancer survivor. Jennifer hosted a Kick for the Cure event at Castle High School where she worked with community organizations to educate others about the cause and to raise funds for more awareness in schools.

Olivia Kostbade’s Gold Award Project, Love 2 Learn, addressed the lack of hands-on learning in a suitable environment. She organized summer programs at her local library that promoted team building, practical life skills, and the necessary English skills that will be useful to participants for the rest of their lives.

Courtney Skinner’s Gold Award Project, Growing Something from Nothing, focused on creating inspirational art in the Evansville Downtown Arts District. She partnered with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, which helped her create a crosswalk mural.

Congratulations to the Gold Award Recipients, as well as our other award recipients! See full list of award recipients and top cookie sellers.


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