Girl Scouts receive highest honor from organization

Thirteen young women received Girl Scout Gold Awards at the 2007 Young Women of Distinction Awards May 5 at The Orleans.

The Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve, and is awarded to young women who have completed a community project using their leadership skills, career interests and personal values.

Brittany Berkowitz, 18, is the daughter of Becki and John Berkowitz. She is a 2006 graduate of Advanced Technologies Academy.

Amber Hatcher, 17, is the daughter of Doreen and David Hatcher. She attends Clark High School.

Genevieve Hayman, 16, is the daughter of Arlene and James Hayman. She attends Green Valley High School.

Stephanie Hetrick, 17, is the daughter of Tammy and Bob Hetrick. She attends Odyssey Charter School.

Natalie Jennings, 18, is the daughter of Michelle Jennings. She is a 2006 graduate of Boulder City High School.

Ashley Kinser, 16, is the daughter of Lori and Terence Kinser. She attends Clark High School.

Alicia Perkins, 18, is the daughter of Jackie and Jim Perkins. She is a graduate of Advanced Technologies Academy.

Samantha Pfisterer, 18, is the daughter of Tanya and Ted Pfisterer. She attends Cheyenne High School.

Christy Rasmussen, 17, is the daughter of Caren and Rocky Rasmussen. She attends Coronado High School.

Patricia Schill, 16, and Theresa Schill, 17, are the daughters of Beth and Robert Schill. Both young women attend Green Valley High School.

Robin Schofield, 17, is the daughter of Dawn and Roger Schofield. She attends Shadow Ridge High School.

Sarah Thomie, 17, is the daughter of Margaret and Michael Thomie. She attends Rancho High School.

The young women are eligible for Gold Award Scholarships in the amount of $500. The scholarships are given by the Gold Award Alliance, a committee of Girl Scout volunteers whose goal is to mentor Senior Girl Scouts through their Gold Award Project.

In other youth news:

Three teams from Clark County high schools participated in the statewide AAA/Ford Student Auto Skills Contest May 17 in Sparks. Ten teams competed in all with two students on each team. The team from Palo Verde High School placed second, Arbor View High School placed fourth and Virgin Valley High School finished in 10th place.

The Nevada winning team from Churchill County High School advanced to the national finals at Dearborn, Mich.

If you know of a worthy candidate for this column, mail information to Youth Spotlight, Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070.

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