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Local Girl Scouts to Receive Gold Awards May 21

May 18, 2006

Joyce is currently a senior at La Cañada High School. She has been awarded the Mu Alpha Theta distinction in Math Club, and is currently an active member of the Key Club. Shehas been a member of the California Scholarship Federation and National Honors Society for the past four years. She is a three-year member of the varsity track team and participated on the cross-country team during her sophomore and junior years. Joyce has also been named an AP Scholar. She is an advanced art student and is currently completing the advanced art two and advanced ceramics classes. In Girl Scouting, Joyce has received her Silver Award and been a Unit Leader the past four summers at La Cañada Girl Scout Day Camp. Furthermore, she has enjoyed volunteering at Camp Bloomfield the last two years.

Joyce would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of her Gold Award project, especially her family, her Girl Scout leader Noli Caswell, and Foundation for the Junior Blind’s Frank Cardenas.

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Julia Clairday

For Julia’s Gold Project, she collected toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss for families in Mexico. Because of the generous donations from local dentists, Girl Scouts, her church, family, and friends she was able to put together 425 packages of dental hygiene supplies. Each package contained a tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush, and floss. She also made a poster in Spanish and English showing proper dental hygiene techniques. Julia traveled to Mexico with her church youth group on a mission trip to build a house with Amor Ministries. During the trip she went to the local market place and handed out all of the dental products she took. When she returned from Mexico, Julia gave a presentation about her project to the congregation at church.

Julia is a junior at La Cañada High School. She is the Missions Coordinator for the church youth. Julia will be returning to Mexico again this year. She recently became a lifeguard at the YMCA. She has been a Girl Scout for 12 years with Troop 273 in La Cañada.

Julia enjoys traveling, singing, dancing, swimming, and volunteering.

Julia would like to thank all of the people who generously donated dental supplies, especially Dr. Nick Tripodes, Dr. Barton Conroy, Dr. Kenneth Ho, Dr. Joan Otomo, and Dr. Leslie Carpenter.

Sara Crounse

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