Smith recognized for top award for Girl Scouts
CARLINVILLE (Aug. 9, 2018) – Carlinville High School senior Emma Smith became the first Carlinville Girl Scout to receive the highest honor by receiving the Gold Award from the organization.
Smith was recognized and given a proclamation during Monday’s city council meeting by Mayor Deanna Demuzio. She is a member of Girl Scout Troop 6415.
For her Gold Award project, Smith was instrumental in bringing the STEAM lab to the Carlinville Intermediate School.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
“I brought an educational lab to our school to educate our students more in that area,” Smith said. “So I applied for my Girl Scout Gold Award through the state, and then went through a selection process and they selected me as a national young woman sanctioned honoree.”
Smith then submitted into the national level with 49 other girls (one from each state).
“We are so excited,” Demuzio said. “This is our first Girl Scout recipient. It’s a major, major deal.”
Smith is also a two-time third-place finisher at the IHSA state track and field meet in the pole vault.
Emma Smith, right, is recognized by Carlinville Mayor Deanna Demuzio and the city council at Monday night’s meeting as she received the highest award given to members of the Girl Scouts, the Gold Award. Smith’s mother, Dr. Tracey Smith, is shown at left.