ORINDA -- Katherine Latimer, Cecily Schmidt, Alicia Macler and Ashley Juarbe, all members of Troop 30662 of Orinda, have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award.
Under the direction of troop leaders Bobbie Bednar and Jaime Zaffanella, the four Miramonte High School seniors each completed projects involving more than 100 hours of work.
Katherine Latimer has been active in Girl Scouts since kindergarten. Her project involved a pilot art program teaching photography classes in an afterschool enrichment program. She taught the classes for eight weeks and finished up the class with an art show.
Cecily Schmidt also has been active in Girl Scouts since kindergarten. Her project involved creating a neighborhood disaster program. She made a preparedness video and staffed an informational booth at the Orinda Farmer's Market on disaster preparedness.
Alicia Macler has been active in Girl Scouts since first grade. Alicia's project included teaching cooking and nutrition classes at Shelter Inc. in Antioch. Her classes emphasized healthy meals on a limited budget.
Ashley Juarbe has been active in Girl Scouts since fifth grade. Her project involved creating a weeklong summer camp for the children at Shelter Inc. The camp included crafts, sport activities and a family barbecue.
This fall Katherine will attend Villanova University, Cecily will attend UC Berkeley, Alicia will attend UC Santa Barbara and Ashley will attend the University
-- Lamorinda Sun