February has been a month of Good News for a few members of our troop:
Jayda Wakilina was selected for state-level recognition in the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. In a letter dated February 9th, she was informed that they were impressed with her commitment and energy she displayed in her volunteer activities and would be receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award certificate and letter from President Barack Obama.
Britnee Akau was selected to receive a Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award from the Soroptimist International of Honolulu. She will be presented with a $500 cash award in recognition of her commitment in making the community and world a better place through her leadership and volunteer efforts. The award presentation will take place on Saturday, March 26th on Oahu.
Britnee Akau was selected to receive an engraved bronze Distinguished Finalist medal in the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. In a letter dated February 5th, she was informed that she was chosen by state-level judges as one of the top Hawaii runners-up in this years’ program. It’s a great honor for her, her school and her community. She’s an exemplary role model for her peers. Her medal will be presented to her at a later date. She was also informed that she would be receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award certificate and letter from President Barack Obama. Additionally, she’s been invited by the Hawaii State Legislature to participate in Education Week 2016 at the Hawaii State Capitol. Floor presentations to honor her and the other awardees will take place on March 21st on Oahu. CLICK HERE for more information. CLICK HERE to read the National Press Release. CLICK HERE to read the State Press Release on Business Wire. CLICK HERE to read Girl Scouts of Hawaii Blog post about Britnee’s award.
Kyla Koerte was nominated to be one of twenty Girl Scouts of the Girl Planning Team for the National Council Session and Convention 2017. “The Girl Planning Team will be an integral part of the planning and implementation of all aspects of the National Council Session and Convention. From May 2016 until October 2017, this group of 20 young women from across the Girl Scouting Movement will help design the experience for older Girl Scouts at Convention, and provide input and feedback on areas such as: activities, panel presentations, discussion sessions, special events, marketing Convention, and more. At the 2017 Convention in Columbus, they will serve as part of the Convention team that is leading the implementation of the event.” If selected, she will travel to the mainland three times – to Ohio in July 2016, to New York in July 2017, and lastly to Ohio in October 2017. Convention will take place on October 4 through 8, 2017. For more information on the convention, CLICK HERE.
Congratulations Kyla! We anxiously wait to hear the results!
Kyla Koerte and Kaytlen Akau both received letters form Wigs For Kids thanking them for their hair piece contributions.
Kaytlen Akau received a letter from Pantene Beautiful Lengths thanking her for her hair piece contribution.
We are very proud of the accomplishments of our Girl Scouts and look forward to many more opportunities for all of them like this!! There are many more exciting opportunities to come!