Servant Leadership Update

Congratulations to sophomore Katie Shaw for recently winning the Girl Scout Gold Award! This award is the highest and most prestigious award in Girl Scouting, comparable to the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout. Since 1916, Girl Scouts have been making meaningful, sustainable change in their communities and around the world. The Gold Award is awarded to fewer than 6% of Girl Scouts annually, and each Gold Award Girl Scout spends 1 – 2 years on her project. Approximately one million Girl Scouts have earned the Gold Award or its equivalent since 1916.   

Katie earned this prestigious honor for her work establishing the Little Free Libraries in North Highlands and RoseHill neighborhoods during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Katie worked tirelessly for five months to restock these libraries, ultimately putting more than 800 books in the hands of young readers when no other avenues were available to them. Katie has previously earned the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards, and this Gold Award is the final journey of high awards. Congratulations to Katie!

In other Servant Leadership news, All Upper School students participated in a Day of Service on Thursday, March 25. To kick off the service events, all students participated in a modified Oxfam Hunger Banquet to bring awareness to issues of hunger and homelessness that face people across the world. Next, they helped to meet basic needs in our community: 9th graders packed hygiene kits for the Showering Program at Open Door Community House, and 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students packed lunches for the Loaves and Fishes Program at Valley Rescue Mission. Here are a few photos from the day.

Many thanks to our Servant Leadership Department and Mrs. Meghan Blackmon for all of her leadership and planning these events!

Categories: Service, Students, Upper School

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