Scouts Inspiring Confidence & Kindness

Photo courtesy Manchester School District

  MANCHESTER – Three Manchester Township High School students were recently honored for their positively uplifting project, bringing kindness and self-esteem to the halls of Ridgeway Elementary.

  At a recent Board of Education meeting, MTHS freshmen Callie Rommel, Gabriella Edwards and Cheyenne Gann of Girl Scout Troop 300 were recognized for their Silver Award project, which focused on kindness, respect and character education.

  While walking down the hallway at Ridgeway Elementary, students will be able to catch a glimpse of themselves in small mirrors that inspire reflections of confidence and achievement. The girls created the “wall of mirrors” to “inspire kids with her murals of positive messages,” according to the district.

  The mirrors read “I Can See…” along the top, each mirror representing a different profession or dream. The wall of mirrors helps students to envision themselves as future scientists, musicians, or graduates, among other aspirations.

  In addition, Callie, Gabriella, and Cheyenne created character education lessons and a kindness tree where students will be able to post positive messages to make each other’s day.

  For example, some of the messages on the tree include asking a friend to play or being helpful in the classroom as acts of kindness.

  The Silver Award is the second highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, right behind the Gold Award. These are awarded to girls who display leadership while engaging in projects that benefit their communities, according to the Girl Scouts organization.

  Troop Leader Rommel added that the Silver Award requires a minimum of 50 hours of project work for girls in grades 6-8 and must be a sustainable project that continues to provide benefits long after the work is done.

  Going above and beyond these requirements, Callie, Gabriella and Cheyenne each put in over 60 hours on their projects.

  “The girls did an amazing job working over the summer to complete their projects and the entire school is thankful for their work,” said Ridgeway Principal Nikki Mazur.