Manatee County resident and Braden River High School graduate Hannah Arduini earned Girl Scouting’s highest honor—the Gold Award—with her project titled Nourishing Nature.
Hannah, a champion for nature, filmed a public service announcement broadcasting the negative effects of pollution and human impact on our environment, most recently manifesting as Red Tide. Leading by example, Hannah conducted local beach and lake clean-ups. She collected footage around the U.S. and interviewed officers of her school’s Environmental Club to share ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and all be stewards of the earth.
“My leadership skills have blossomed from my Gold Award project. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and am excited for what the future holds.”
The Girl Scout Gold Award, open to high school Girl Scouts, recognizes girls who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through take-action projects with sustainable impact in their communities. The Gold Award is so prestigious that some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award Girl Scouts, and girls who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces may receive advanced rank in recognition of their achievements.