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Local Girl Scouts to Receive Gold Awards May 21

May 18, 2006

In addition to Girl Scouting, Stephanie also is avid in the field of soccer, playing for both the Crescenta Valley Soccer Club and the La Cañada High School Varsity. She was elected junior-class vice president and is a member of CSF and the National Honor Society. Stephanie also is a student representative for the PTSA. Stephanie also has a passion for Fine Arts. She sold her first painting at age six and was an International Rotary Club Vocational Scholarship Award winner for Advanced Art last year. As a budding author, Stephanie won a writing competition and had her short story published in two newspapers. Stephanie also enjoys Pilates, writing, and being with family and friends. After high school, she plans on majoring in Journalism and Philosophy. Stephanie is a member of Troop # 273 and has been a La Cañada Girl Scout for eleven years.

Stephanie would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. Beeve and their staff for all of their guidance and assistance, the City of La Cañada Flintridge and Kiwanis Club for their contribution of eye glasses, and her sister and parents for their support. She also would like to thank Mrs. Julie Shaull for being a wonderful mentor and an amazing troop leader.

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Ashley Hoffman

For her Gold project, Ashley held cooking classes at Union Station Family Center in Pasadena. Union Station Family Center is an extension of Union Station homeless shelter. The Family Center is designed to keep families together while the parents find jobs. In order to help them stay healthy after they leave Union Station, Ashley held nutritional cooking classes on a budget. She held four classes total over an eight-week period. Her classes were met with great response and enthusiasm. All those who came were eager to learn so that they could help their families stay healthy when they get beck on their feet again and have their own home. She also assembled a cookbook of recipes and had 50 copies made for the Family Center.

Besides being a Girl Scout, Ashley is a member of the La Cañada High School Marching Band. She is has been in Band Council for three years and is currently secretary and a clarinet section leader. Ashley is also involved in school groups such as Young Musicians Club, Interact Club and Math Club. In addition, Ashley is a member of Young Democrats of La Cañada.

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