Congratulations to Abigail Schumer of Highland who was one of 22 recipients of Girl Scout’s highest honor – The Gold Award. Awards were presented at GSSEM’s annual Honor Reception on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the San Marino Club in Troy. The Gold Award is presented to Senior and Ambassador level Girl Scouts who display exemplary service to their communities and beyond.
For her project titled, “Shredding Paper, A Way to Recycle and Help Animals” Abigail helped out her school’s staff by shredding papers and collecting the shredding to donate to a local pet store to be used in animal cages. She involved special education students at her school as a way to help them develop work skills while providing a service to the school and community.
“The school office staff does not have enough time to do the shredding so it is boxed up and stored in a file room,” Abigail explained. “The school must pay a company to pick it up and shred it. If the students do the shredding, they learn job skills and it helps the school by saving money. By delivering the shredded paper to a pet store to use in animal cages, the project reuses paper before it goes to the landfill.”
Abigail graduated from Huron Valley District High School. She is a member of troop 22085.
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