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Islanders earn Girl Scout gold awards
Troop 41690 members Anna Bennett and Ciarra Vu earned their Girl Scout Gold Award and were recognized at the governor’s mansion on May 31.
The Gold Award is the highest award that a Girl Scout can earn. Only about 5 percent of Girl Scouts nationwide earn the Gold Award each year.
Bennett’s project was a Doggy Fashion Show to raise awareness and food for abused and neglected animals. Vu’s project concerned Lake Washington shoreline restoration on Mercer Island to improve the environment for wildlife — particularly, salmon.
Girl Scout Troop 41690 started in 1999 with Jennifer Skorny as the Troop Leader. Thirteen girls were in the troop as seniors in high school. Skorny was honored with the Outstanding Leader Award.
Members of the troop are: Rachael Lew, Sarah Marr, Tyler Loughran, Billie Heard, Chloe Monnot, Suzanne Gaber, Katherine Skorny, Jennifer Skorny, Ciarra Vu, Anna Bennett, Shannon Bengston, Sarah Pangallo, Brianna Ford and Sophie Lerner.