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Colby Girl Scout earns scholarship

andy lambertMay 16, 2014

Girl Scouts LogoWICHITA – Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is proud to announce that the council has awarded nearly $24,000 in scholarships to 11 Kansas Girl Scouts, including one from Colby.

These scholarships, made possible through the generosity of donors and Girl Scout alumni, recognize the leadership and service exhibited by Girl Scouts who have made an impact in their communities.

“It’s exciting to see nearly $24,000 in scholarships benefiting our dedicated Girl Scouts, thanks to the generosity of our donors and support from Girl Scout Alumni and Friends,” said Liz Workman, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “I am proud of our scholarship recipients for setting goals, working to achieve them, and exhibiting leadership by truly living out the Girl Scout Promise and Law.”

 

Girl Scout name

Education details

From

Scholarship

Breanna Bullard – Wichita Northwest High School, Class of 2014

– Plans to attend Wichita State University

Wichita

Girl Scout Alumni & Friends Scholarship – $1,000

Kala Pinkham – Derby High School, Class of 2013

– Attends Butler Community College

Derby

Gold Award Scholarship – $2,500

Allison Freese – Maize High School, Class of 2014

– Plans to attend Missouri State University

Wichita

Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000

Erin Rodgers – Wichita East High School, Class of 2014

– College choice pending

Wichita

Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000

Katerina Williams – Maize South High School, Class of 2014

– College choice pending

Wichita

Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000

Taylor VanCleave – Wichita South High School, Class of 2014

– Plans to attend Wichita State University

Wichita

Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000

Abby Maycock – Emporia High School, Class of 2014

– Plans to attend Emporia State University

Emporia

Helen Liefert Scholarship – $500

Marcella Mouser Scholarship – $500

Caitlin Schoeck – Emporia High School, Class of 2014

– Plans to attend Emporia State University

Emporia

Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000

Marcella Mouser Scholarship – $500

Maura Hansen – Colby High School, Class of 2014

– Plans to attend Kansas State University

Colby

Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000

Megan Richmond – Marion High School, Class of 2014

– Plans to attend Butler Community College

Marion

Dolores Crum Scholarship – $250

Isabella Harvey – McPherson High School, Class of 2014

– Plans to attend Emporia State University

McPherson

Shirley Mosher Scholarship – $500

Three of these Girl Scouts not only earned scholarships, but they also earned the Gold Award – the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve. Allison Freese, Katerina Williams and Kala Pinkham all earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, which takes nearly two years to complete and requires extraordinary service through a Take Action Project. Gold Award recipients are eligible for special scholarships at some universities and colleges, and they automatically advance one rank in any branch of the U.S. Military.

Maura Hansen of Colby, who received a $3,000 Jayne Smith Scholarship from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, is in the process of earning her Gold Award. Hansen, who has been a Girl Scout most of her life, has participated in and hosted dozens of Girl Scout events in her hometown, and her troop annually volunteers at “Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat” along with a Christmas food drive.

This year, Maura was ranked at the top of her class at Colby High School, where she is editor of the yearbook, helps coordinate school-wide recycling, and raises money for charity with her National Honor Society group. She is also a “Big Sister” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

“Rarely have I had a student who embraces challenge as Maura does,” said Donna Henry, an Honors English teacher at Colby High School who advises the school’s yearbook staff. “She is exhilarated when faced with a challenge, and she tackles it with determination and tenacity.”

 

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