Prosper Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

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Girl Scouts Gold Award pins

Two young women from Prosper recently earned the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. The award that recognizes girls from grade 9 to 12 who take action on a topic or a cause they’re passionate about as they develop leadership skills requires the individual to spend more than 80 hours to complete their project.

The Gold Award is the highest award in the Girl Scout program.

Alexandra Vincent and Ashlyn Knox recently completed projects earning them the awards.

Alexandra Vincent

The project Vincent, of Troop 7229, completed focused on stress that teenagers face through school, how to cope, and preventing possible teenage suicide.

"Using her experience on a peer team at her school, Alexandra and her volunteers created a variety of materials to give students options for dealing with their anxiety," a news release about the accomplishment said. "She created business cards and posters with QR codes that referenced stress and anxiety mechanisms to cope, along with phone numbers to counselors and medical experts if required. She and her volunteers also recorded a roundtable with local mental health professionals, school counselors and students to discuss these issues."

The materials were shared with the Prosper Independent School District, and they will be used and updated annually. Vincent will graduate from Rock Hill High School in 2022.

Ashlyn Knox

The project Knox, of Troop 7227, completed involved worked with the Prosper Historical Society to create a walking tour of the area.

"Her goal was to create more awareness of the community so that people would feel more connected to each other," the release said. "She interviewed a resident who had lived in Prosper since its inception as a starting place for what to include. The tour presents the first school, church, post office and houses of the area. She also created a brochure that can be used to follow the tour. "

 The Prosper Historical Society to continue the walking tour with brochures and a website. Knox will graduated from Prosper High School in 2020.