Girl Scout earns Gold Award for works at school
Renovating a teacher's lounge, creating back-to-school posters and hosting a career day for elementary students earned one local Girl Scout a Gold Award for her efforts.
Girl Scout Emily Koch, a junior at Saint Agnes Academy, performed this work at Resurrection Catholic School to earn a Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto. This award is the highest a Girl Scout can achieve, and less than 5 percent of girls in Girl Scouts earn the recognition.
To earn the Gold Award, recipients must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, career planning, community involvement and personal development. More than 100 hours are required over the span of two to three years to complete the requirements of the award.
Koch's work at Resurrection Catholic School led to the betterment of the teacher's lounge through the reorganization of the shelves and the addition of a parent/teacher conference space. She also made posters to welcome students back to school for the 2011-2012 school year. In addition, Koch invited several professionals, including a news anchor from KTRK-TV Channel 13 to speak to elementary school students during career day.
Koch has been a member of the Girl Scouts for 12 years. She is also a member the National Honor Society and Key Club at Saint Agnes Academy.