GREENWICH, Conn. -- Rose Kristen Arezzini of Greenwich has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for her work with special needs girls at Greenwich High School.
For her project, Arezzini created the Special Sisters Club, pairing girls with special needs with “sisters” to help them feel comfortable in their surroundings and provide opportunities for further social interaction. Arezzini plans to start a Special Sisters Club at Molloy College, where she is taking classes in music therapy and voice.
A student from Darien High School, with assistance from adult volunteers, will continue the club and its activities at Greenwich after Areznnini graduates.
Arezzini was one of 61 girls across the state honored this year by Girl Scouts of Connecticut for earning their Gold Award. All the girls were honored in a statewide ceremony last month at the University of New Haven.
Arezzini was one of six girls from Greenwich to earn her Gold Award this year.
“These 61 girls are incredible examples of how a girl can truly change the world around her,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut.
“Our exemplary Gold Award recipients have made a sustainable impact in their community through hours of hard work and dedication," she said.
"Their achievements are a testament to the power of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. "We expect great things from them as they continue to thrive and succeed in their future endeavors!”
The Gold Award is the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. To earn the Gold Award, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts in Grades 9 to 12 spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team, and making a sustainable impact in the community.
A Gold Award recipient’s accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart as a community leader, according to a statement from Girl Scouts of Connecticut.
For more information about the Gold Award or how to become a Gold Award volunteer or mentor, visit www.gsofct.org/pages/GoldAward.php .
Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the largest girl-empowerment organization in the state, serving nearly 44,000 girls and more than 18,000 adult volunteers.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world http://www.gsofct.org a better place. For further information, visit www.gsofct.org or call 800-922-2770.
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