Recap: Central Area High Awards Ceremony, Part 1

Recap: Central Area High Awards Ceremony, Part 1

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Sunday was our second of three High Awards Ceremonies for this season, and we were excited to welcome and recognize many hardworking Girl Scouts for earning one of the highest awards.

The ceremony was held at the Knoxville Museum of Art in the central region of our council. We are ecstatic to recognize our Bronze, Silver, and Gold recipients for this year – girls who have worked hard to achieve their goals and inspired us all in the process.

Here’s a quick recap of the Bronze and Silver Award girl who were recognized!

The Bronze Award

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. Girls come together as a team to plan and complete a service project that makes a lasting impact on their community.

2017 Bronze Award Recipients

Troop 20063
Troop 20087
Troop 20266
Troop 20554
Troop 20639
Troop 20675
Troop 21197

The Silver Award

The Girl Scout Silver Award – the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve – gives girls the chance to do big things and make their community better in the process. Girls can work together as a team or pursue the award as an individual.

2017 Silver Award Recipients

“Operation: Take a Book, Leave a Book” Lauren Huffstetler and Emily Huffstetler | Troop 20134 and 20536
Emily and Lauren built two Free Little Libraries to promote literacy in their community. One was for Maryville Junior High, to get more kids interested in reading, and the other for a small community with limited library access.


“Boxes for Children in Need” | Samantha Vuono | Troop 20704
Sammi created 125 boxes of hygiene and fun items for children in need. She educated her church about the need and plans to continue this project into the future.


“Girl Scout Herb Garden” | Kathryn Bush and Sarah Pastor | Troop 21156
Katie and Sarah created a perennial herb garden at First Farragut United Methodist Church. The used the herbs to make breads, cookies, pesto, and more for the church’s Hunger Table ministry.


“Donation to the Pantry for Feeding Pets” | Helene Hoover | Troop 20085
Helene used her love of animals to help those without resources to care for their pets. She worked with a Junior troop to make toys and collect food for the local Pantry for Feeding Pets.


“Beautification of Outdoor Eating Area at CBMS” | Celina Tyrrell, Caroline Brown, and Madeline Dieterich | Troop 20085
The troop members wanted to have a cleaner and prettier place for their classmates to enjoy lunch, so they restored tables and added proper waste receptacles around the school’s eating area.


“Hyatt Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery” | Taylor Davis and Chloe Adsit | Troop 20109
Taylor and Chloe worked with the Cades Cove Preservation Association to preserve a previously-unmarked cemetery in Cades Cove. Research was done, funds were raised, and a marker was completed and placed in the cemetery so park visitors know it exists.


“Town of Farragut Outdoor Classroom Garden: Learn and Contribute to the Community” | Julia Tootle | Troop 20369
Camara and Julia partnered with the Town of Farragut to initiate use of the edible garden at the outdoor classroom during its inaugural year. They planted, harvested, donated, and delivered produce to a local food pantry to help alleviate hunger in the community.


“Recycled T-shirt Animal Beds” | Sophie Hamby | Troop 21197
Sophia created pet beds out of recycled T-shirts for the pets at the Rockwood Animal Shelter. The shelter is now able to wash and reuse the beds when a pet is adopted. Sophia collected the old shirts from teachers, family, and friends.


“Family Promise” | Ariane Burt | Troop 20316
Troop members worked to make a family center more comfortable with a multi-step project. They purchased and installed curtains to help with heating/cooling costs, and modified the toddler play area by building an activity wall and safety gate. The troop also made dinner for families at the center.


“How Litter Affects our Environment” | Samantha Conrad | Troop 20547
Samantha raised environmental awareness by creating a video detailing how litter affects plant life and the world around us.


“Santa Cops” | Abbey Parrish | Troop 20085
Abbey worked with local Air Force security and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to help bring Christmas to the siblings of children spending it in the hospital. She collected gifts from students at Cedar Bluff Middle to help alleviate financial burdens during the holidays for families of the sick kids.


“Addressing Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the Community” | Leah Barlow and Harmony Gann | Troop 20639 and 20675
Sarah, Harmony, and Leah partnered with ALPS Adult Day Services to address the needs of people in the community who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia. The girls wanted to remind the adults at the center what it’s like to have children around, so they provided them with dolls and blankets.


“Aide” | Tamara Pulliam and Mia Woodruff | Troop 20959
Mia and Tamara collected clothing and toiletry items for Open Eyes Ministries in Central America. The ministry used the items in a store for locals to purchase items for their family at nominal prices. Proceeds are used to fund a feeding program for children and their families.


“Early Childhood Literacy Project” | McKinzie Davis and Grace Truett | Troop 21087
This troop created a reading station for the local head start center. The girls collected books and recorded stories on CDs, and gave the center a CD player and headphones.


“Ronald McDonald House” | Elizabeth Marshall and Hannah Ott | Troop 28012
Eliza and Hannah collected items for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. They collected canned food and spread awareness about the project with posters and by informing local Girl Scout troops.

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