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Fairfield Ludlowe student wins highest Girl Scout award

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Elizabeth Van Winkle of Fairfield, a student at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, won the Girl Scout Gold Award. It is the highest honor awarded in Girl Scouts.

Elizabeth Van Winkle of Fairfield has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. She will be a junior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in the coming academic year.

Van Winkle led a summer writing program at the Pequot Library in Southport as part of her requirements to win the award. She designed the program to inspire a love for writing in elementary school students, creating interactive games and writing prompts. She also encouraged the students to work in groups to complete writing activities.

A Fairfield Girl Scout troop will continue the program in the future.

Van Winkle received her Gold Award at an award reception June 1 at the University of New Haven.

In order to earn the Gold Award, senior Girl Scouts must spend at least 80 hours researching issues, assessing community needs and resources, building a team, and making a sustainable impact in the community.

Visit http://www.gsofct.org/pages/GoldAward.php for more information about the Gold Award.

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