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Local Girl Scouts to Receive Gold Awards May 21

May 18, 2006

Three dozen local Girl Scouts have earned the prestigious Gold Award, which will be presented to them at 4 p.m. on May 21 during ceremonies at Lanterman Auditorium. They include:

Caitlin Adams

For Caitlin’s Gold Award project she refurbished the LCHS Football Food Booth. During the football season, she witnessed the condition of the booth during the time that PTSA parents volunteer and fundraise. When her troop began to talk about possible Gold Awards she knew she wanted to do something for the school she had attended since seventh grade. She chose the football food booth because she had volunteered to work there in the past and knew the food sold in the booth was PTSA’s largest fundraiser. Caitlin’s project consisted of cleaning the area, painting the interior walls and cabinets, removing old and failing roll down shutters, organizing funding and replacement of new roll down shutters and lining the cabinets with linoleum. A used refrigerator was donated and transported to the booth and Caitlin made arrangements with Southern California Edison to recycle the old refrigerator and have it removed from the school.

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At a recent LCHS Assembly, the LCHS PTSA presented her with the Very Special Person Award (VSP) for her work on the project. The VSP is given by a PTA organization to recognize an individual or group for their contributions.

Active in Girl Scouts since kindergarten, Caitlin felt that one of her most rewarding experiences was volunteering each Friday for several hours at Union Station Family Center where she cared for the children living there; allowing the children’s parents some free time. Since attending La Cañada High, Caitlin has been active in the LCHS Color Guard. She is active in St. Bede’s Youth Ministry Program and is currently a teen leader.

Caitlin would like to thank the Spartan Boosters Club (Funding), Lawrence Shutters (Steve Freeburg), Thomasridge Flooring (Linoleum), Dr. Michael Leininger (Paint), Mrs. Dawn Witte (Refrigerator), Home Depot (Cabinet Hinges), Troop Leader Mrs. Ratliff, and her family (assistance and support).

Emily Andersen

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