Cy-Fair's Micaela Rodriguez earns Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award
Micaela Rodriguez, of Cy-Fair, has earned the Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award, which was presented by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council on Monday, Sept. 10.
The Girl Scouts of the USA Gold Award is the organization's highest honor, with less than five percent of Girl Scouts achieving the award Candidates must complete two to three years of award achievements and more than 100 community service hours. The Gold Award project is one of the last hurdles, requiring candidates to plan and carry out their own significant community service project.
Rodriguez coached a Special Olympics volleyball team through Houston Hot Shots. She began coaching the team in September 2011 and completed her duties as a tournament coach in February. She led a team of volunteers in hosting a volleyball clinic for 30 players where they could learn advanced volleyball skills.
"I chose this project because I am very passionate about volleyball, and I was looking for a way to use my skills to help others," said Rodriguez according to a press release.
Rodriguez is a senior this fall at Jersey Village High School, where she is a member of band, Key Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society. Following graduation she plans to attend college to play volleyball and study engineering. She has been a Girl Scouts member for 12 years and is a member of Mariners, the GSSJC sailing program.
Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of 3.2 million and aims to help cultivate social conscience and self-esteem in young girls while teaching life skills.
For more information, call 713-292-0384, visit gssjc.org or email email@example.com.
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