Two Girl Scouts of Rainbow Stars Service Unit earns Gold Award

Shown are Courtney Kohnaski and the Director of the Fort Bend Literacy Council.

Ambassador Girl Scouts Courtney Kohanski and Megan Whitworth of New Territory (Rainbow Stars Service Unit-Troop 721) completed their Girl Scout Gold Awards – the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, symbolizing outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service and advocacy.

The goal of Courtney Kohanski’s Once Upon a Reader’s Workshop for the Fort Bend Literacy Council was to encourage reading and the importance of literacy among young elementary school children through interactive reading workshops. Kohanski said, “I hope I was able to make a lasting impact on the children through my project and instill the importance of reading at a young age, and show that reading can be fun.” Ms. Kohanski is a senior at Stephen F. Austin High School and is the daughter of Sylvia and Victor Kohanski.

Shown is the bookcase in the Attack Poverty Library, the project of Megan Whitworth.

The goal of Megan Whitworth’s project for Attack Poverty was to inspire children who do not have access to books to enjoy reading by providing them with a library and a reading summer camp. Ms. Whitworth transferred a dull and boring room into an inviting room for young readers by adding color, reading areas and loads of books – over 200. Whitworth said, “Watching the kids choose their favorite books from the library was the real reward for all my hard work.” Megan Whitworth is a senior at Stephen F. Austin High School and is the daughter of Sally and Matthew Whitworth.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council and the Rainbow Stars Service Unit serve nearly 800 registered girls and adults in New Territory – Sugar Land, Texas.  Girl Scouts is a United Way Agency.  If you are interested in joining the fun in Girl Scouting in New Territory, please contact Mrs. Bernadette Harris at bmharris@windstream.net or attend Rally Night on September 19 at Parkway United Methodist Church.

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