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Memphis, MI Girl Scout earns highest award


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Congratuations to Sylvia Koveck of Memphis, MI who was among 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, “Bring Back the Spirit,” Sylvia worked to recover school spirit and the community’s support of the school’s athletic programs. She saw that the lack of spirit and community support adversely affected the athletes, the student body, and the staff.  “Visiting teams would have bigger fan sections than the home teams,” she explained. “I worked with several organizations to recover 114 league, district, and regional titles that I arranged on to banners to hang in the school’s gym.”  Sylvia was able to recover 65 years of school athletic history and unite past and current athletes, the student body and community in supporting the high school.

“All of our Gold Award recipients are examples of the positive impact Girl Scouts makes on our communities and in the world,” said Denise Dalrymple, GSSEM Chief Executive Officer. “Their projects focus on environmental health, better cultural understanding, improved education and societal concerns, and we can all benefit from their hard work and dedication to earning these awards and making a real difference.”

Well done, Sylvia!

GSSEM honored 22 girls with the coveted Gold Award that night along with the 2017 Young Woman of Distinction Award, 158 Silver Award recipients, recipients for the Medal of Honor, Tammie Murray and Jennifer Barnum Spirit Awards, and a finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Over the coming weeks, we will feature the exceptional young women who earned Gold Awards at our annual Honor Reception on Sunday, May 7 at the San Marino Club in Troy. We hope you enjoy their stories!