Advertisement
(Page 26 of 29)

Local Girl Scouts to Receive Gold Awards May 21

May 18, 2006

Melissa is currently a junior at La Cañada High School. She belongs to Flipside (Current Events), Math Club, Spanish Club, Key Club, and PTSA. She is also a member of the California Scholarship Federation and the National Honor Society. Along with Girl Scouting, she volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Pasadena. This is her fourth year playing lacrosse with her varsity club team and is proud that her team was the Los Angeles Division Champion last year. She also loves to water ski and snow ski, which she has been doing since she was five. In addition, she is an intern at Assemblywoman Carol Liu’s office. She loves to travel and wishes to visit all seven continents. She hopes to attend Stanford University.

Melissa would like to extend a thank you to her friends, Sonsery Esquival at College View School, her Girl Scout leader Mrs. Ratliff, her grandmother for teaching her how to sew, her parents, and the rest of her family for their continuous support during her Gold Award.

Advertisement

Kelly Streeter

For Kelly’s Gold Award Project she chose to raise and socialize a yellow Labrador puppy, named Hibiscus, to be trained as a Guide dog for a blind or visually impaired person through Guide Dogs for the Blind. She had to read information, puppy sit, attend meetings and have inspections for 6 months before actually receiving Hibiscus. As part of the socialization training of a guide dog puppy, Kelly has been attending meetings and outings with the other members and puppies of her club, Pups to Partners. Together they have been to places like Downtown Disney, grocery stores, doctor offices, Descanso Gardens, Girl Scout meetings and many different restaurants. As part of her project, Kelly educated the public about Guide Dogs through visiting meetings and answering any questions people have about guide dogs. She was able to finance her project through donations received from the community and kept them involved through a website Kelly created.

La Canada Valley Sun Articles La Canada Valley Sun Articles
|
|
|