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Girl Scouts Award $26,500 in Scholarships

Todd PittengerMay 4, 2018

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland has awarded $26,500 in scholarships eight Kansas Girl Scouts.

According to the organization, these scholarships, made possible through the George W. and Jayne S. Smith Scholarship Fund, recognize the leadership and service exhibited by Girl Scouts. Jayne Smith served as executive director of the Wichita Area Girl Scout Council for 28 years before retiring in 1979, and both George and Jayne Smith volunteered thousands of hours in support of Girl Scouts.

“These dedicated Girl Scouts exhibit courage, confidence and character, and make the world a better place,” said Liz Workman, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “Thanks to the generosity of George and Jayne Smith, $26,500 in scholarships will benefit local girls who have worked hard to make a difference in their communities.”

In addition to receiving a George and Jayne Smith Scholarship, Maureen “Reeny” Botros, 18, of Wichita earned her Gold Award and accepted Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland’s $2,500 Gold Award Scholarship. To earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, Botros created Catwalk Coding, a series of weeklong technology camps aimed at elevating the conversation around girls’ success in STEM fields without compromising their feminine identity.

“Girl Scouts fosters a sisterhood of women and girls bonded by a shared aim to benefit their community through character development and service. Girl Scouts empowered me to take the initiative, to take action, to constantly ask ‘Why not me?’,” Botros said.

The Girl Scout Gold Award recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through Take Action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond. To learn more about the Girl Scout Gold Award and Girl Scout Scholarships, go to kansasgirlscouts.org.

 

Complete List of Scholarship Winners:

Name City Education details Scholarship
Ashton Baxa Osborne – Osborne High School, Class of 2018
– Plans to attend Hutchinson Community College
George & Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000
Emily Bishop Wichita – The Independent School, Class of 218
– Plans to attend Western Washington University
George & Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000
Maureen Botros Wichita – Home School, Class of 2018
– Plans to attend Stanford University
George & Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000
Gold Award Scholarship – $2,500
Cadence (Cade) Ciesielski Valley Center – Valley Center High School, Class of 2018
– Plans to attend Kansas State University
George & Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000
Analyse Claude Hays – Hays High School, Class of 2018
– Plans to attend The University of Kansas
George & Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000
 

Meredith Dumler

Wichita – Wichita High School East, Class of 2018
– Plans to attend The University of Kansas
George & Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000
Alicia Thurston Wichita – Wichita High School Northwest, Class of 2018
– Plans to attend Kansas State University
George & Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000
Breanna Zarchan Wichita – Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Class of 2018
– Plans to attend Newman University
George & Jayne Smith Scholarship – $3,000

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