Monday, October 22, 2012

Girl Scouts Announces Finalists in Contest to Tell Presidential Candidates

Girl Scouts of the USA today announces the finalists for “Dear Mr. President Girls Scouts Speak Out” PSA Contest in which girls of all ages were invited to make public service announcements to tell the presidential candidates about the importance of supporting girls and the next generation of leaders.  

The videos, slide shows and other material submitted by girls across the country drew more than 10,000 votes and dealt with issues ranging from business to bullying.  “Dear Mr. President” is part of Girl Scouts Speak Out series in which Girl Scouts of the USA asks girls to submit PSAs on an important national or global topic.

Submissions were posted on the Girl Scouts of the USA website in May and voted on through October 15. The winner of each “Girl Scouts Speak Out” has her submission made into a professional PSA.  To view the submissions by the finalists, look here.

The top themes that emerged from the materials the girls submitted included the need for more role models, equality in pay, bullying and the negative images in the media.

The finalists are: 

Hareem, 14 from Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, Troop 6655 from Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast and Amanda from Girl Scouts of Central Illinois!

The winner of the contest will be announced November 1. Stay tuned!