Recently, The Star-Tribune in Minnesota ran an article touching on the challenges faced by other cultures to acclimate to American culture - and spotlighted The Girl Scouts as a resource for those looking to participate in American culture, while still maintaining their heritage. The article highlights Mai Yer Xiong, a senior high school student in St. Paul, who is of Hmong descent. Xiong, who applied for a scholarship to the prestigious Wellesley College, will begin classes there in the fall and credits scouting with showing her that she,
"can accomplish just as much as anyone"
Congrats to Mai Yer Xiong! As always, send us any stories highlighting diversity and success in your communities.