Nichole Williams of Mt. Vernon has been named GSSI’s December Pearl of the Month. The Pearl of the Month Award recognizes a Girl Scout volunteer who has delivered service beyond expectations and helped to ensure that the approximately 14,000 Girl Scouts in southern Illinois benefit from a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Nominees must meet several criteria, including completion of all required training for his or her volunteer position as well as providing outstanding service to his or her Service Unit or the Council.
Nichole is a supportive and energetic leader to more than 70 girls ranging from Daisy to Cadette grade levels. While that alone is quite a feat, she also serves as the Service Unit Registrar for Jefferson County. Nichole also coordinates many spectacular events including as parade floats, Halloween Bash, Father/Daughter dance, and a self-defense class. She always makes sure she is an enthusiastic cheerleader for the girls. In her "spare" time, Nichole also volunteers at GSSI’s Regional Service Center.