Local Girl Scout earns Gold Award
Ambassador Girl Scout Ellyn Sinicropi of New Territory (Rainbow Stars Service Unit-Troop 721) completed her Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn. The Girl Scout Gold Award involves more than a year of work, including a minimum of 80 hours of planning and leading a project that benefits the community and will have a long-term impact on the girl’s community.
Research suggests a critical need for arts education at a time when administrators are deleting these programs due to budgets restrictions. Parents and teachers are concerned with the paradigm shift and look for summer activities that bridge the gap between basic writing skills and writing as an art form.
The goal of Ellyn’s project – Summer Creative Writing Workshop- was to introduce kids to creative writing and show them that writing can be fun. With word related board games, crafts, and creative story prompts, the kids were able to use their imaginations to create something original, as well as have their drawings published in The Greensheet newspaper. Sinicropi said, “Attack Poverty was nice enough to allow me to lead their day camp and get the kids involved in writing related activities. My project was a very rewarding experience, and I want to give a big thanks to The Greensheet and all who helped!”
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