are seniors at Fairfield High School and are among the 44 Girl Scouts in the Western Ohio Council - representing Toledo, Lima, Dayton and Cincinnati - who received Gold Awards. The award is Girl Scouting's highest honor. Their work outside the classroom is a culminating project for scouting, also known as the Take-Action project. In order to receive this prestigious award, a Girl Scout is required to show the leadership skills she has learned by completing a project that will benefit the community. Each participant worked at least 80 service hours on their project.
Melonie's project is entitled "Playing in the Past." She partnered with the Heritage Village Museum because she wanted children to have a more authentic feel for play time in the 1800's. She researched, designed and constructed a series of historical toys to donate to the museum.
Jessica, enrolled at Butler Tech's DRL Campus, calls her project, "Timberhill Creek Steps." She recruited volunteers to help her tear out the existing stairs and reconstruct a more stable, long-lasting path to the creek.
Melonie and Jessica will receive their awards at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center in Dayton, Ohio on March 5.