Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekend Run-Down

Let's take a look at Girl Scout stories from the weekend:
  • Washington's Kitsap Sun has a piece on Magician and Hypnotist Kevin Wolfe who recently performed at a fundraising dinner hosted by Girl Scouts Troup 41711 in Belfair.
  • North Carolina's Citizen-Times reports that Asheville Girl Scouts have successfully earned a dream trip to the Big Apple by selling cookies, weeding yards and much more.
  • Also in North Carolina, the Salisbury Post reports that Taylor Hartsell, a freshman in the radiology program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. Taylor’s Gold Award project was assisting the neonatal unit at Levine Children’s Hospital in a project called Blankets of Hope. Blankets are used to cover the isolates and the foam shapes Levine uses to cuddle the babies.
  • New Jersey's Daily Record reports that The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey will honor five area women at the 31st Women of Achievement event on May 12 at The Venetian in Garfield. This year's honorees include Evangeline Gomez, counsel to the firm Fahy Choi LLC; Julie Kampf, president and CEO of JBK Associates; Patricia Milley, board president of the Newark Family Resource Network; and Deborah Zastocki, DPN, RN, president and CEO of Chilton Hospital.
  • In Mississippi, the Clarion Ledger has a story on Linda Berry. President and CEO of LBA International, Berry has trained more than 2,000 clients, including members of the U.S. military, government and NASA, in what she describes as "effective and persuasive communication under performance pressure with a major result at stake." When asked what that means exactly, Berry won't say. She cites national security reasons. But Berry, who lives in Raymond, also tackles other missions. Among them: She has served as leader of Jackson Girl Scout Troop No. 5672 since 1996.