GSSI has nominated three Girl Scouts from Southern Illinois as National Young Women of Distinction: Emily Fuhler from Trenton, Alexandra Lloyd from O’Fallon and Tera Sparks from O’Fallon. Girl Scouts’ National Young Women of Distinction award recognizes exceptional Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who have demonstrated remarkable leadership skills and a dedicated effort to activate change and make the world a better place. Up to three nominees for the honor are accepted from councils across the nation, with 10 finalists selected by Girl Scouts of the USA. Girls selected as National Young Women of Distinction receive college scholarships and opportunities to be involved in various national Girl Scouts and leadership events.
Emily Fuhler earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for working with The Covering House, a St. Louis based nonprofit that serves young female victims of sexual trafficking. Alexandra Lloyd earned her Girl Scout Gold Award working with MindsEye to produce radio shows for blind teens. Tera Sparks earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by creating an electronic database and map of O’Fallon Cemetary. The girls were selected by a panel for their outstanding project, leadership skills, committment to community service and dedication to the ideals of Girl Scouting.
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