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Local Girl Scouts to Receive Gold Awards May 21

May 18, 2006

Kelly has also taken Hibiscus to her many church activities. At La Cañada Presbyterian Church, Kelly is involved with High School small groups, the 24/7-student leadership team, Jr. High ministry and she leads a Jr. High small group of 8th grade girls. She has traveled to Mississippi and Tijuana on mission trips. Kelly has been a counselor at Forest Home church camp for elementary aged girls and a counselor at Girl Scout Day camp for three years. Kelly has played two years of both varsity soccer and softball for La Cañada High and played two years of club soccer with SGV Flyers. She has also traveled to Hawaii and Spain for soccer tournaments. Kelly also initiated the highly successful Girl Scout Santa’s Workshop.

Kelly would like to thank everyone who donated to her project, her mom and family for helping watch Hibiscus, and her puppy raiser group.  

Tia Strozier

The issue of domestic violence has gone unnoticed in today’s society for many reasons, the primary being that people of today’s society are simply not cognizant of this real threat. In addition, domestic violence is not addressed regularly on any level. Tia Strozier’s project aimed to help these young women who were victims of domestic violence and lacked personal care items. She assembled and distributed 150 canvas bags filled with personal care items donated by local companies including Trader Joe’s, Ralph’s, Vons, Kaiser Permanente, and community donors. Through her project, she developed a new understanding of Girl Scouts. It is the duty of a girl scout to serve as a sister to those girls in need and to educate society about controversial issues such as domestic violence. This is what she advocated through her Gold Project.

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Tia has participated in a variety of extra curricular activities, ranging from classes at a junior college, to community service groups. She completed an internship during her junior year at the District Office of Carol Liu. This was an invigorating experience that has motivated her to pursue a career in law. She has also participated in USA Track & Field, competing in the shot put and race walk. During the summer of 2004, she attended the National Junior Olympics, held in Eugene, Oregon, where she ranked in 12th place for race walk. She is also the leader of a flute quartet and the drumline at La Cañada High School.

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