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The Girl Scout troops of Westford held their annual bridging ceremony on May 15 at the Abbot School where three young women, Marisol Angelina Evans-Garcia, Niamh McEwan and Isabel Redman of Girl Scout Troop 60560 received Gold Awards. This yearly event marks the progression along the Girl Scout path as they rise through the ranks from Daisies to Ambassadors. As part of the Westford ceremony, State Representative James Arciero presented official citations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to the young women to mark their worthy achievement.
The ultimate and highest achievement in girl scout is the attainment of the Gold Award. Evans-Garcia partnered with the B.R.I.D.G.E School in Lowell to educate students on alternatives to fast food and to advocate for healthier eating in school. McEwan worked with the Adolescent Program Manager at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to educate teens and young adults about skin cancer risks and prevention. Redman’s project sought to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and provide resources for those in need. All three will be honored in a State House ceremony on June 14, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, to recognize all Gold Star awardees this year.