SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS 5th Grade Girl Scouts Recognized For AwardWinning Community Service Projects

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee recently recognized six Wilmington Girl Scouts for achieving the Bronze Award, the highest award available to scouts at the junior level.“These 5th grade girls had to identify a problem in the community, brainstorm ideas on how to address it, reach out to people in town who could help them, and executive their plan,” Wilmington Junior Girl Scouts Troop 87002 Leader Julie Hall told the School Committee. “They worked countless hours for months and months. We’re very proud of their hard work.”Hall then introduced the scouts — Sarah D’Angelo, Sofia Tentindo, Allison Hall, Sophia Cable, Pravya Ramesh and Olivia Saragosa — who described their projects.D’Angelo and Tentindo collected donations for “Birthday Bags” to give to the Wilmington Food Pantry to distribute to families who can’t afford to celebrate their child’s birthday. They created and decorated 36 birthday bags, each of which included cake mix, frosting, sprinkles, candles, and a gift card to purchase a small gift. The two also raised awareness of food insecurity by making presentations to younger scouts and their families.Hall, Cable, Ramesh and Saragosa created a 35-minute educational video on internet safety for students in Grades 2-5. The scouts interviewed experts on the subject, including Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, school librarian Heather Peachey who teaches Digital Citizenship, and Wilmington Police Officer Matt Stavro. The scouts also interviewed ten students from the North to receive students’ perspective. The video included data from a survey taken at the Wilmington Middle School in 2017 and a recent survey at the North Intermediate. The video was edited using WCTV’s equipment. With the help of school principals, the video was shared with hundreds of students, including nearly all of the 2nd and 3rd grade students at the Woburn Street School. The video can be viewed HERE.The scouts were also attending the School Committee Meeting to earn their “Inside Government Badge.”“We want the girls to learn not only how government operates at the community level, but understand that they have a voice that deserves to be heard and that they can make impactful changes in their own community,” Hall told the School Committee.School Committee members Jennifer Bryson, MJ Byrnes, and Jo Newhouse met with the scouts prior to the meeting to answer their questions about the School Committee.Sarah D’Angelo and Sofia Tentindo with their “Birthday Bags” at the Wilmington Food PantryAllison Hall, Sophia Cable, Pravya Ramesh and Olivia Saragosa at WCTV Headquarters after editing their educational video on internet safety.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Girl Scouts Volunteer Julie Hall HonoredIn “Community”Take 2 Minutes To Help Some Wilmington Girl Scouts Attain Their Silver AwardIn “Community”Wilmington High School Announces Fourth Quarter Honor RollIn “Education”last_img

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