Girl Scouts 2016 All That Glitters Award Ceremony

Lifestyle
April 18, 2016

Girl Scouts were shining stars during Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ (GSSI) All That Glitters award ceremony on April 9, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Each year, the banquet recognizes Girl Scouts from across southern Illinois who achieve significant accomplishments in community service and leadership.

Awardees included recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the top individual award a Girl Scout can earn, as well as the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. Twenty Girl Scouts also were honored with the Trifecta Award, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishment of earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the Girl Scout Silver Award and the Girl Scout Silver Award. In addition, Alexandra Lloyd from O’Fallon, Bailee Warsing from Granite City and Katie Albert from Waterloo were named Graduating Girl Scouts for their extraordinary Girl Scout careers. Lloyd and Warsing received a $500 scholarship funded by GSSI’s Annual Brownie Haunted Camp event, while Albert received a $1000 scholarship funded by GSSI’s staff giving campaign.

Please see the following list for a full description of awards, as well as a list of this year’s awardees.

Since 1916, Girl Scouts have been making meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world. Presently known as the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest girl award in Girl Scouting has had several names over the last 100 years. The earliest form of this award is the Golden Eagle of Merit (1916-1918/1919) followed by the Golden Eaglet until 1938. The award was then known as First Class for two years before being named Curved Bar from 1940-1963. The award then went back to being called First Class until 1980, at which time it became known as it is known today – the Girl Scout Gold Award.

The Girl Scout Gold Award recognizes leadership, effort and impact that Girl Scout Seniors and Girl Scout Ambassadors have had on their communities. Only about 5 percent of eligible girls take the rigorous path toward earning this prestigious award, but those who complete the journey change the lives of others and their own in amazing and significant ways. This year, on the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Gold Award, we celebrate all Gold Award recipients, past and present, who have contributed to making the world a better place for all of us. This year’s Girl Scout Gold Award recipients include:

 

Belleville:                 Nicole Laflen, Juliette Girl Scout

Breese:                     Katelyn Elias, Troop #8438

Elaina Johnson, Troop #8438

Emily Ripperda, Troop #8438

Carlyle:                    Bethany Carrillon, Juliette Girl Scout

DuQuoin:                Carlie Daffron, Troop #8129

Edwardsville:        Maddie Farrar, Troop #433

Alexa Keiser, Troop #433

Kathleen McCracken, Troop #362

Eliza Pauk, Troop #433

Effingham:              Sophia Ballard, Troop #2073

Granite City:           Bailee Warsing, Troop #263

Highland:                Jessica Drewer, Troop #653

Alexis Workes, Troop #17

Mt. Vernon:            Emily Hocking, Troop #8603

Danielle Patton, Troop #8603

O’Fallon:                 Kira Mantz, Troop #200

Sarah Pavlisin, Troop #915

Red Bud:                 Heather Junge, Troop #8309

Megan Thompson, Troop #8303

Shiloh:                     Sarozjani Hunter, Troop #345

Swansea:                Allison LaSalvia, Troop #248

Troy:                        Adrienna Ridgeway, Troop #263

Marlaina Snow, Troop #471

Waterloo:             Haley Gregson, Troop #387

Angela Stratman, Troop #387

 

 

The Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, is symbolic of accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities as a girl becomes her best self and builds the world around her. The Girl Scout Silver Award project benefits a girl’s community and can be earned as an individual or as part of a group. This year’s Girl Scout Silver Award recipients include:

Belleville:        Amanda Aaron, Bailey Burman and Megan Huller

Benton:            Gwendolyn Emrich

Bluford:            Kadi Petersen

Bonnie:             Grace Seidel

Centralia:         Lakeisha Barczewski and Madaline Ruez

Charleston:     Mikayla Kuznicki

Chester:            Hannah Miller and Hannah Wilson

Columbia:        Mia Boyer-Edwards, Shelby Crook, Alyssa Elie, Cailyn Haubein and Loren Koenigstein

Coulterville:    Rachel Hall

Dow:                   Alaina Herman

Edwardsville: Isabella Doyle, Makenzie Keiser, Emily Kloostra, Lauren McGarr, Allison Paur, Emily Paur, Kylie Schumacher and Gwendolyn Thomas

Ellis Grove:     Jessica Penford

Glen Carbon: Lindsay Ahlers, Jacquelin Anderson, Briann Beyer, Tessa Bunselmeyer, Dakotah Charleston, Abreya Deckard, Justine Dioneda, Erin Dowdy, Hannah Garde, Alanna Kaminsky, Makenzi Keller, Beth Anne Mislan,                                 Nadia Msakni, Connie Reynolds, Autumn Scott, Carli Scott, Lena Tennant and Marcia Williams

Godfrey:           Nina Grant

Granite City:   Kaylee Barlow, Bree Brock, Katie Reagan and Sierra Smallie

Hoyleton:         Elizabeth Bierman

Jerseyville:      Abigail Womack

Marine:             Samantha Maddox, Holly Plantz and Samantha Tipton

Marissa:           Megan Buss, Cassie Campbell and Hailey Krause

Mascoutah:     Ashley Szabo

Mattoon:         Alyssa Deremiah, Maggie Plush, Hannah Retzer and Katherine Shamdin

Mt. Vernon:   Emi’Jha Butler, Brianna McGehee, Brittany McGehee and Zoe Merriman

New Baden:   Kristina Hilmes and Alison Smith

O’Fallon:         Allison Brantley, Mary Buchanan, Alexa Huller, Elana Melzer, Alicia Reed, Lauren Reis and Jackie Simpson

Paris:                 Rachel Fiscus, Sarah Fiscus, Mary Floyd, Kadrianne Henry and Linden Hess

Round Lake:   Katherine Freimuth

St. Jacob:          Denise D’Antonio and Lane Sedlacek

Staunton:         Rowan Dothager

Swansea:          Elizabeth Tapen

Troy:                   Natalie Blaies, Katherine Jones and Kassandra King

Waterloo:         Lace Brandenburg, Mara Dalman, Elise Dodel, Emma Kramer, Emily Roth and Hailey Runyon

 

 

The Girl Scout Trifecta Award recognizes GSSI Girl Scouts who have earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, Girl Scout Silver Award and the Girl Scout Gold Award. Following are the 2016 GSSI Trifecta Award recipients:

Belleville:              Nicole Laflen, Juliette Girl Scout

Breese:                   Katelyn Elias, Troop #8438

Elaina Johnson, Troop #8438

Emily Ripperda, Troop #8438

Edwardsville:     Maddie Farrar, Troop #433

Alexa Keiser, Troop #433

Kathleen McCracken, Troop #362

Eliza Pauk, Troop #433

Effingham:          Sophia Ballard, Troop #2073

Granite City:       Bailee Warsing, Troop #263

Highland:             Jessica Drewer, Troop #653

Mt. Vernon:         Emily Hocking, Troop #8603

Danielle Patton, Troop #8603

O’Fallon:                Sarah Pavlisin, Troop #915

Red Bud:                Heather Junge, Troop #8309

Megan Thompson, Troop #8303

Swansea:                Allison LaSalvia, Troop #248

Troy:                         Adrienna Ridgeway, Troop #263

Marlaina Snow, Troop #471

Waterloo:              Haley Gregson, Troop #387

Angela Stratman, Troop #387

 

 

 

The Outstanding Graduating Girl Scouts Scholarships are awarded to extraordinary Girl Scout careers and can be used by girls to attend the college of their choice. This year’s Outstanding Graduating Girl Scouts include:

Scout Silver Award and the Girl Scout Gold Award. Following are the 2016 GSSI Trifecta Award recipients:

Granite City:            Bailee Warsing

O’Fallon:                   Alexandra Lloyd

Waterloo:                 Katie Albert

 

Editor’s Note: If you would like a photo of a Girl Scout Gold Award or Outstanding Graduating Girl Scout Scholarship recipient, please e-mail Tricia Higgins at thiggins@gsofsi.org.

 

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a high-capacity Girl Scout council serving approximately 13,000 girls and 4,500 adult volunteers in 40 ½ counties in southern Illinois.

The mission of Girl Scouting states: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.   Girl Scouts is the world’s pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls – all girls – where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives – like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

Today’s Girl Scouts not only enjoy camping and crafts, but they also explore math and science and learn about diversity, good citizenship, leadership and teamwork. Girl Scouting is the place where girls experience the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization supported by various United Ways throughout the region. Girl Scouts is a Proud Partner of United Way.

For more information, please call Tricia Higgins at 800.345.6858 or e-mail.

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