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Local Girl Scouts to Receive Gold Awards May 21

May 18, 2006

“Got Reading?”, Remy’s Gold Project was a weeklong reading appreciation clinic for the children of New Horizons Family Center, an organization supporting low income families in south Glendale. Using art as a means to develop and encourage a life-long love reading, Remy met daily with the children introducing creative projects that all promoted reading or writing. Two of the most popular projects were the clay characters and the knotted reading pillows. The children also made foam nametag visors, flexible snake bookmarks, “About Me” books in which they wrote about themselves and illustrated pictures, acrostic poems using their own names, and painted scenery supporting the Music and Games portions of the clinic.

Remy has been a member of Troop 95/134 since kindergarten and has earned both her bronze and silver awards. A sophomore at La Cañada High School, Rex my is a member of National Honor Society, California Scholarship Foundation, the PTSA and French Club. Remy is a member of National Charity League and volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, for which she served as their youth ambassador in 1997. She has played for LCHS’s soccer team for two years and for the Flyers Soccer Club since 2001. Remy enjoys art, reading, movies, traveling, and shopping. Following graduation she would like to attend college and major in either medicine, art history, or fashion design.

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Remy would like to thank Abby, Amanda, and Jessica for sharing this project with her; Rocio Bach and New Horizons Family Center for their guidance; all her family and friends for their support and volunteer efforts; her seventh grade art teacher Mrs. Kenwood for all of her creative and helpful art ideas; her Girl Scout leaders for all their years of support and guidance; and finally the children of New Horizons for their enthusiasm and interest in art.

Emily Filippone

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