The local Girl Scouts Council has received a grant to continue the Girls Are It program for another year. The program features a mobile classroom-style bus where girls can take a series of two-hour, hands-on technology classes on topics such as HTML programming and nanotechnology.
The Tyco Electronics Foundation awarded the $5,000 grant to the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council, which serves more than 15,000 girls in eight N.C. and S.C. counties, (Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Anson, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly and York). This year, Hornets' Nest Council staff and volunteers created 14 new classes for scouts.
Four area Girl Scouts from Troop 2873 recently earned Gold Awards, the highest award given in Girl Scouting. Lindsay Dozier, a rising senior at Myers Park High School, earned her award for gathering, sorting and hanging clothes for the Crisis Assistance Ministry and for recruiting friends to help her with the project.
Geordian Herron, who graduated Harding University High and will attend Winston-Salem State University in the fall, set up a math and science tutoring program for children involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Andrea Wilson, a rising senior at Victory Christian School, set up arts and crafts projects for children involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Em Y, who graduated Myers Park High and will attend Wake Forest University, collected books for the after-school program sponsored by the Salvation Army and recruited volunteers for the program.
Working together, the girls sponsored a benefit fashion show for residents of the Salvation Army's shelter for homeless women. Troop 2873 is sponsored by St. Marks United Methodist Church. Kathryn Thier