Marissa of Fort Myers Goes Gold

Gold Award Project: Sewing Hope for Haiti

See the Video Interview here:

DSC_0251Marissa is a Junior at Fort Myers High School and enrolled in International Baccalaureate, a pre-university program. She is also in the Science National Honor Society, the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club and the Vice President of CNYK.

Marissa’s project was sewing pillow case dresses for girls in Haiti. She found that many of the kids in Haiti don’t have many clothes, sometimes they don’t have anything. She wanted to create something fun that the girls would love. She started with a pillow case drive, she then taught her group how to make the dresses. All together, they made 200 dresses and sent them to Haiti with a card.

“I believe that this project really allowed me to crawl out of a shell and really use my leadership skills to create such a successful project. It was a lot of work, but it was totally worth it. The little girls in Haiti are going to just love their new dresses.”

“We celebrate the Gold Award recipients for implementing community action projects that will serve those in need for years to come. These young women exemplify the Girl Scout motto of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place,” said Sue Stewart, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. Sample dress 3

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. Congratulations Marissa!

Check out Marissa in The News Press.

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One comment on “Marissa of Fort Myers Goes Gold

  1. kab89536 says:

    Nothing is more inspiring than a young woman earning her Gold Award. You can do anything!


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