Thursday, June 16, 2011

197 Golden in Greater Los Angeles

California's San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that nearly 200 young women received Gold Awards, the highest honor Girl Scouts can attain, at a ceremony Sunday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

The awards, presented by the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, the largest girl-serving nonprofit agency in Los Angeles, were given to 197 young women from communities in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas.

The ceremony's keynote speaker was Erin Gruwell, founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation and a former Girl Scout. KTLA "Morning News" anchor Michaela Pereira was the master of ceremonies.