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Clear Lake Girl Scout preps students for college interviews to earn Gold Award
Houston, TX – Girl Scout Burgundy A. created and hosted a workshop for junior high and high school students focused on how to prepare for college admissions interviews to earn Girl Scouts of the USA’s Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can receive. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts achieve this national recognition.
“I learned the importance of time management skills, and I developed leadership skills, especially leading adults and handling last-minute issues and obstacles,” said Burgundy, a senior at Clear Brook High School.
The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; it recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects. Since 1916, girls have successfully answered the call to Go Gold, an act that indelibly marks them as accomplished members of their communities and the world.
“I chose this project because I saw that many of my peers were unsure how to interview for jobs and college,” said Burgundy. “I wanted to see that people in my community are prepared for interviewing with critical skills in body language, dress and verbal interaction.”
For her project, Burgundy led her team of volunteers in created, planning and hosting her interview preparation workshop. She recruited presenters from Duke, Rice, Harvard and MIT who focused on what to wear, how to interact with the interviewer and how to handle mistakes. The day concluded with mock interviews.
“Burgundy demonstrated tremendous growth in the process of earning her Gold Award,” said Melissa G., Burgundy’s mother. “She overcame many obstacles. Most importantly she learned the value of seeing her efforts all the way through, even when the outcome is uncertain.”
Burgundy has been a member of Girl Scouts for nine years and has also earned the Bronze and Silver Awards. At Clear Brook High School she is a member of marching band. She also completed an internship that has allowed her to student-teach eighth grade math and English. Following graduation she plans to attend college to double major in English and math and minor in secondary education.
About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto CouncilGirl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 70,000 girl members and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.
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