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New Tampa Girl Scout recognized for earning Gold Award


Published:   |   Updated: June 20, 2013 at 10:22 AM

TAMPA - Suzanna Crochet of New Tampa was pleased to return to Everyday Blessings for another project.

Crochet had done her Girl Scout Silver Award project with the home for children in state custody awaiting permanent placement. And the opportunity arouse to help the home through her Gold Award project, which helped her earn the highest recognition in the organization.

The 2012 Freedom High School graduate was among 34 Scouts in the eight-county council of Girl Scouts of West Central Florida who were recognized June 8 for earning their Gold Awards.

"I wanted to create a safer learning environment for them," Crochet, now a sophomore at the University of South Florida studying chemical engineering. "So I modeled their nursery after a Head Start classroom."

Crochet was among the Scouts whose work was showcased on display boards at the June 8 awards ceremony at the Museum of Science & Industry. Her display board showed her "Getting a Head Start" project, which also included a donation drive at her high school for books and other supplies.

The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida serves almost 21,000 girls in kindergarten through 12th grade and almost 10,000 adult members in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties.

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