Clear Lake Girl Scout earns Gold Award
Reagan Sheehy of Clear Lake recently interviewed veterans and compiled their stories to earn her Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Gold Award. For her project, Sheehy led a team of volunteers in creating questionnaires to be filled out as each veteran was interviewed. After the interviews, each veteran was photographed and all of the information was put into books donated to local schools, libraries and American Legion Post 490. According to a press release, nearly 30 veterans participated in the project. "I learned about the amazing accomplishments of veterans in my community and the importance of honoring and learning from them," Sheehy said in the release. "I wanted to give people a greater appreciation for those who have served and are serving in the military. I enjoy reading, so this was an interesting way to combine my interests with a way to honor the deserving veterans of American Legion Post 490." According to the release, the Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive and takes more than 100 service hours and two or three years of work to complete the requirements, which include demonstrating outstanding leadership skills, career planning, community involvement and personal development. "Reagan has learned how to communicate more effectively with others and, more importantly, she has a much deeper appreciation for our veterans and the sacrifices they made," said Kelly Sheehy, Reagan's mother, in the release. "After hearing their stories, she has a renewed respect for the price of freedom." Sheehy will be a senior this fall at Clear Brook High School, where she has been a member of the student council, National Honor Society and several sports teams. She is also a two-year Superintendent Scholar Award recipient. For more information, call 800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.
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