April 30, 2016

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Six local Girl Scouts recognized with gold

MACEDONIA – The Girl Scouts of North East Ohio presented the Girl Scout Gold Award to 74 outstanding young women Saturday at the Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn including six Lorain County girls.

The fourth annual Gold Award Achievement Celebration recognizes Girl Scouts who demonstrated their ability to lead and the desire to make a difference in the world.

Lorain County recipients:

• Christine Hoholski, a Girl Scout for 13 years who will graduate from Vermilion High School and Bowling Green State University with an associate’s degree. Her Gold Award project was to create a manual for running a softball skills camp for girls.

• Stacey McClelland, a graduate of Lorain Southview High School and Lorain County Community College who is a student at Ohio Northern University majoring in civil engineering and international studies. Her Gold Award project was to create spirit poles in the Lorain City School District.

• Jenna Plas, of Grafton, a graduate of Midview High School who worked on a project to present dental hygiene information to kindergarten and first grade students in the Keystone School district. She hopes one day to be a pediatric dentist.

• Morgan Rogers, a graduate of North Ridgeville High School who has been a Girl Scout for 12 years. She initiated and chaired a committee that was dedicated to installing a 2-mile walking trail in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in South Central Park in North Ridgeville. She will attend Baldwin-Wallace College to study sustainability and environmental sciences.

• Caitlyn Tipple, who worked with Morgan Rogers on the trail. She logged more than 542 hours on the project working with the city of North Ridgeville and on federal grant applications.

• Tiffany Urig, a graduate of Midview High School who worked on the dental project in the Keystone Schools with Plas. Urig has been a Girl Scout for 13 years and is studying fashion merchandising, French, business administration and marketing at Ashland University.