MORRISTOWN, NJ - Kylee Strasser, Anna Cliche, Christina Ledford and Nya Federoff, all of Morristown, were honored by the Morris County Board of Freeholders. The four scouts earned their Gold Award, a pinnacle achievement in Girl Scouting for amitious and community minded projects.
Strasser, a senior at Morristown High School is part of Morristown Troop 80841. She founded a program called “Peace for Parents” for her Gold Award project. The program gives parents of children with special needs a place to go and relax while their children are engaged in sports with a mentor through the SNAP program. A senior at Morristown High, Kylee is a member of the National Honor Society and is involved in many clubs and sports, such as the Colonial Croner, the school’s broadcast club; and the Unified Track Team, which works with special needs kids. She also has participated in the Peer Group Connection.
Cliche, a senior at Morristown High School is part of Morristown Troop 80841. She focused on karate for her Gold Award project. She earned her black belt three years ago and wanted to share the knowledge and confidence she has gained. She taught three self-defense seminars to her peers at Morristown High School, and created a pamphlet that included information on safety, awareness, self-defense tips and online resources. She is working with faculty to make the seminars a regular occurrence.
Ledford, a senior at Morristown High School is part of Morristown Troop 80841. She is the founder of “Start2Sign,” a project intended to raise awareness about “deaf culture” and American Sign Language. For her Gold Award project, she chose to share her knowledge by teaching ASL to a third grade class at the Alexander Hamilton Elementary School.
Federoff, a senior at Morristown High School is part of Morristown Troop 81170. She created “Gold Girls,” a 16-minute documentary film that raises awareness regarding the challenges that face young female artists for her Gold Award Project and plans to pursue cinematic arts in college.
Each of the girls received county certificates.
“The Freeholder Board is privileged to celebrate the ambitious work done by these young women for the benefit of their respective communities,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “They have set quite a positive an example for all of us here in Morris County, and we offer our appreciation for their dedication and hard work.”