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39 Northeast Ohio Girl Scouts Earn Highest Award in Girl Scouting


GSA Gold 2022-1

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) is proud to honor 39 Gold Award Girl Scouts this year. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador may earn. The Gold Award project challenges girls to identify an unmet need or core issue in their community, research and investigate it, recruit volunteers, and build a team to create a plan to address the issue or need. Across Northeast Ohio, members of the community are seeing great changes take place. Elementary schools are receiving valuable STEM resources. Places of worship are seeing improvements to their buildings and to the safety of their congregations. Animals have new habitats and resources to support their populations. These things were all made possible because of Gold Award Girl Scouts!

When compared to non–Girl Scout alums, Gold Award Girl Scouts soar when it comes to seeing themselves as leaders, providing service to others through volunteerism, and having positive attitudes about themselves and the lives they lead. Over 90% of Girl Scouts not only attributed their success in life to Girl Scouts, but they also said they could not have had access to the same experiences anywhere else. 

Nationwide, only five percent of eligible Girl Scouts go for the gold. This year, 39 Gold Award recipients from Northeast Ohio will join the ranks of generations of young women who are recognized for making a difference, both locally and globally. It’s not only Girl Scouts who understand the value of the Gold Award. Some universities and colleges offer scholarships unique to Gold Award recipients, and girls who enlist in the U.S. armed forces automatically enter the military one rank higher.

2022 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients including city and project title:

  • Bailey Brotz, Madison, Sensory Courtyard at Madison Pre-K
  • Katelyn Brown, Akron, Navigating Traffic Stop Safety
  • Nicole Butch, Avon Lake, Wildlife Habitat
  • Samantha Caleris, North Olmsted, Revitalizing the Cuyahoga Heights Drama Department
  • Tyauna Carlgren, Willoughby, BRIDGES
  • Mia Censoprano, Hudson, Snowflakes in the Storm Project
  • Mackenzie Cesnick, Avon Lake, Senior Banner for Orchestra & Chorale
  • Abigail Colbow, Mentor, Connecting Children with Nature Through Art
  • Sarah Cooper, Hinckley, North Royalton Community Garden Improvements
  • Abigail Dumm, Westlake, Pebbles for People
  • Anna Fletcher, Medina, Mental Health Through Literacy
  • Gabrielle Geffert, Wadsworth, Learn to Play Volleyball
  • Breanna Gerogosian, Strongsville, Make Strongsville Your Valentine
  • Katherine Giza, Chardon, Building Multi-Purpose Room for Recovery Home
  • Nia Guess, Willoughby Hills, Rain Garden Sustainability and Beautification Project
  • Celia Hawk, Chagrin Falls, Clothing Swap
  • Nicole Kemer, Elyria, The R.E.A.D. Zoom Program
  • Grace Kosakowski, Westlake, Clutter Clean Out!
  • Mira Kunzin, Akron, Church Education and Fellowship Project
  • Rachel Lanham, Hudson, Feelings Forward
  • Ava Latham, Medina, Tackling Mental Health
  • Caroline Lovell, Cuyahoga Falls, Counting Coins with Caroline
  • Sarah Lynch, Chagrin Falls, Sensory Garden
  • Katelyn Maniscalco, Youngstown, Memorial Garden
  • Meredith McCord, Akron, It Takes a Village
  • Emily Morris, Mentor, Plant Seeds to Save the Bees
  • Abigail Myers, Chardon, Abigail’s Instilling Installation
  • Jane Peck, Chagrin Falls, Fostering Empowerment in Young Women
  • Louisa Piotrkowski, Chardon, Book in a Box
  • Halle Preneta, Chagrin Falls, The Rainbow Choir: An Anthology of LGBTQ+ Youth Voices
  • Cara Radcliffe, Bay Village, Musical Playground
  • Madeline Ramsey, Chagrin Falls, Setting Up a School Compost Bin for the School Kitchen
  • Nicole Reese, Copley, Little Free Library
  • Shaine Robertson, Cleveland, Camp Collinwood
  • Holly Robinson, Olmsted Township, The UnStress Center
  • Olivia Saunders, Brunswick, The Resource Guide for New Riders
  • Caroline Steele, Avon Lake, Enhancement of Serenity Walk for Peace and Tranquility
  • Julia Stoddard-Dare, Twinsburg, Reading Buddies
  • Carragan Timko, Warren, Water Collection

Bios can be found at gsneo.org/goldaward.