Ashlynn of Lakewood Ranch Goes Gold

Gold Award Project: Dance for Lexi’s Paw Pals 

 See the Video Interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-a9-QFk53g

IMG_5576Ashlynn is a Senior at Lakewood Ranch High School, a cheerleader with the varsity squad, and a dancer with Jump Dance Company. For her project, she planned a ‘dance-a-thon’, in memory of her sister’s former classmate. She combined her passion for dance and love for animals to raise awareness within the community and collect item donations for the nonprofit, Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue.

Ashlynn says of what she learned, “I will no longer be hesitant to take on new challenges or to lead groups because I know I am capable of making a difference and teaching others that they can do the same.”

“Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Ashlynn, has already changed the world as a high school student. She mastered skills necessary to be an outstanding leader such as creativity and ability to positively influence others,” said Sue Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is so prestigious that some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements. Ashlynn will be recognized for this achievement in May 2015, at Girl Scouts Young Women of Distinction ceremony. Congratulations Ashlynn!

Learn more about the Girl Scout Gold Award: http://www.gsgcf.org/girls/gold-award

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