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2011 Gold Award Recipient—Elaine Rhoades

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

The Desert Vista High School Band has a lot of pride and a good hairstyle, thanks to Elaine Rhoades of Phoenix.  Rhoades is a Girl Scout and will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for her community service project to help the band.



2011 Gold Award Recipient—Kendall Carpenter

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Kendall Carpenter is an avid reader and knows how a good book can change your life. She is also a Girl Scout and will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for her service project to bringing reading materials to Canyon State Academy, a boarding school for troubled boys.



2011 Gold Award Recipient—Melia Coury

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

When patients step into the waiting room at Arizona Child Studies Center, they have Melia Coury to thank for what they see.  Melia is the creator of Project Comfort which painted murals for the non-profit behavioral health clinic. Coury is also a Girl Scout and will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for her community service project.



2011 Gold Award Recipient—Samantha Weller

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Samantha Weller learned at an early age how important horses can be in helping people.  Her brother, who has special needs, used horses to help him with coordination and confidence. Weller is also a Girl Scout and will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for her community service at Horses Help, a therapeutic riding agency that helps handicapped people by using horses as therapy.



2011 Gold Award Recipient—Sara Ellenberger

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Sara Ellenberger of Phoenix begin studying the harp at nine years old. She is also a Girl Scout and will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for her service project to bring harp music to people all over the Valley.



2011 Gold Award Recipient—Alexis La Benz

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Alexis La Benz of Chandler is the creator of teensontrafficking.com a website that provides information on human trafficking from a teen perspective. She is also a Girl Scout and will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for developing the website as part of her service project.



2011 Gold Award Recipient—Allison Rydberg

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Allison Rydberg of Pinetop is the founder of Mama T’s Ministries, a community project inspired by Mother Teresa. She is also a Girl Scout and will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for her service project that recruits volunteers for other community organizations.



2011 Gold Award Recipient—Alyssa Rollando

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Alyssa Rollando’s perspective has been changed by Crohn’s Disease, and now she’s out to change yours.  The Awatukee native is also a Girl Scout.  On March 26, Rollando will receive the Girl Scout Gold Award for her efforts to educate people all over the Valley about the misunderstood disease.



2011 Gold Award Recipient—Ashley Gund

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Ashley Gund, of Phoenix, loves biology and has found way to put her interest to work with autistic children. She is also a Girl Scout and will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for her community service project that uses basic biology to help special needs kids have fun and learn new skills.



2011 Gold Award Recipient—Catherine Radachi

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

Catherine Radachi of Scottsdale knows what it means to have a caring, nurturing place to call home. She is also a Girl Scout and will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award for her service project to refurbish a fire-damaged room at Maggie’s Place, a home for expectant mothers.