Local High School Graduate Achieves Girl Scout Gold

Laura Esposito was honored by Mayor John Spodofora and the governing body at a recent Township Council meeting. (Photos by Kimberly Bosco)

STAFFORD – Laura Esposito, a recent graduate of Southern Regional High School’s Class of 2018, was honored with receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award at a recent council meeting.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award, open only to high-schoolers, according to the Girl Scouts organization. It is the most difficult to achieve, challenging young girls to “change the world” through a seven-step project.

“Gold Award Girl Scouts are making the world a better place. These young women are inspiring leaders whose Gold Award projects are impacting the worlds of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), education, agriculture, medicine, and more on a local, national, or global level,” stated their website.

Mayor John Spodofora noted that the award is for those girls who turn an idea into actual change through their project, “making a measurable and sustainable difference.”

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Esposito thanked her parents and family for their support.

“If you want to make a difference in the world, you can start by making a difference in your community,” said Esposito. “I accept this on behalf on girls everywhere and inspire then to make a change as well.”

Esposito will be attending Rutgers University in the fall to study journalism.