Samantha of Lakewood Ranch Goes Gold

Gold Award Project: Primping for Prom and Pageants 

See the Video Interview here:

Samantha HyattSamantha is a senior at Lakewood Ranch High School. She is the head captain of the marching band color guard and president of the Latin club. After high school, she is headed to University of Florida and she wants to be a TV news broadcaster.

Samantha noticed that there weren’t as many girls participating in the school’s beauty pageant and prom. She found that many girls could not afford these dresses which inhibited them to participate in the memorable events. With the Junior Advisory Board, she has started the program which involves young women donating dresses and others borrowing these dresses free of charge for these events. This program will be sustained through the years.

Samantha said, “My project helps increase self-worth in the girls at my high school because now all girls can participate in these events in which they will always remember. This project was a stepping stone in what I hope will be a lifetime of service.”

“We celebrate the Gold Award recipients for implementing community action projects that will serve those in need for years to come. Samantha exemplifies 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.

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. Samantha will be recognized for this achievement in May 2015, at Girl Scouts Young Women of Distinction ceremony. Congratulations Samantha!

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