Inspiring Music to All: A Gold Girl Story
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“I want to spark interest in young children who might not otherwise get exposure to instruments,” Lily said. “Playing an instrument teaches many skills and expands people’s imagination, so being able to share this is why I’m so passionate about this project ..read more
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Network of Blessings: A Gold Girl Story
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She developed a system for collecting and storing items at each location and collaborated with local businesses to secure regular supplies of essential items, such as food and personal hygiene products ..read more
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Growing into STEM: A Gold Girl Story
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The Farragut High School student explained her motivation for choosing this project, saying, “I have always been interested in STEM, and I plan to pursue a career in the field. I was excited to take an engineering class that my school offered, but I quickly began to feel like an outcast as one of only three girls in the 30-student class. This made me consider what I could do to promote diversity in STEM in my community ..read more
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Pollinator Power: A Gold Girl Story
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Lottie also created an educational component by installing a QR code at the garden that connects visitors to a she created that provides information about the plants, as well as other useful guidance on how to create pollinator gardens ..read more
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Destigmatizing Dyslexia: A Gold Girl Story
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“Being a dyslexic student myself, I wanted to help other students who felt like I did and give them resources to make life better at school,” Carolyne shares. “Parental and teacher support are vital in helping dyslexic students succeed in the classroom, so I created a space for all three on my website. My hope is that students like me do not feel alone and can find ways to excel in the classroom ..read more
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Lighting Up a National Symbol: A Gold Girl Story
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“I was visiting Flag Rock Overlook with my family and noticed the flag didn’t have a light,” Angela shares. She knew that the United States Flag Code states that the flag must be properly illuminated if left out in the hours of darkness. “After talking to the Norton city manager, I learned that the city had wanted to do this project for some time ..read more
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Better Together Day Camp: A Gold Girl Story
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Carolina provided a full schedule of events and activities, brought in guest speakers, and partnered with Booker T. Washington State Park to create a safe and welcoming camp environment ..read more
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Sewing in Support of Hospitalized Children: A Gold Girl Story
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The bags Vivi created were a supplement to the Beads of Courage Program and distributed at , along with small cards and social media pages to educate people about NICU and Beads of Courage ..read more
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Taking Action to Knockout Diabetes: A Gold Girl Story
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Jaia, her mom, and her sister all joined a 22-week class with the nonprofit, , to learn how to change habits and set goals. She led her community in several discussions about the negative effects of diabetes and how to prevent the disease and maintain good health. She also launched a website to educate the community and implemented a patch program for Girl Scouts who choose to learn about diabetes ..read more
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Improving the Lives of Outdoor Dogs: A Gold Girl Story
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Maryn created, developed, and hosted PetPalooza, which raised awareness and funds for doghouses and kennels. She also built several doghouses and donated them to members of her community, sharing, “I have always been an animal person and wanted to make helping animals the focus of my project. provides shelter, supplies and even vet care for dogs and cats living outdoors, so I decided to partner with the organization to improve the lives of outdoor dogs ..read more
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