MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School freshman Lauren Beiermeister is a Valley View Elementary School Alumna and member of Girl Scouts Troop 80080 of Northern New Jersey. To earn her Girl Scout Silver Award, Beiermeister decided to make a contribution to better her community by promoting patriotism. She achieved this goal by painting recycled pallets as American flags and asking local schools, VFWs and American Legions if they would be interested in displaying one of her works of art. Valley View Elementary School was among the organizations to which she reached out.

“We are so flattered that Lauren offered to create one for Valley View!” said Principal Dr. Patricia Kennedy. “This beautiful flag pallet graces the front of our school reminding our students to respect their flag and country.”

Kennedy also Congratulated Beiermeister on her achievements and thanked her for providing Valley View with “such a beautiful reminder of what it means to care so much about your community and country!”