National Young Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts of the USA is proud to unveil its 2013 National Young Women of Distinction list. These 10 young women have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Their work for the award culminated with the completion of a Take Action project that has made a measurable and sustainable difference in their communities.

Gold Award recipients haven’t finished high school yet, but they have already changed the world. The award honors leadership in the Girl Scout tradition: two-thirds of America’s most accomplished women in public service are former Girl Scouts. The 2013 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients implemented diverse projects, ranging from building libraries for children of migrant workers, to hosting large-scale events to raise money for travel to Tanzania to build water retention systems, to increasing high school girls’ knowledge about and interest in STEM careers, just to name a few.

The 2013 National Young Women of Distinction were selected by an external selection committee with representatives from leading nonprofit organizations, Girl Scout partners, and funders.

For a full list of the 2013 National Young Women of Distinction, please look here.

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