Job Well Done

Local Girl Scout Payton Brophy Achieves Distinguished Honor

Local Girl Scout
Payton Brophy
Achieves Distinguished Honor


Payton Brophy, of Cedar Rapids, IA, Troop 8106, has earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts. To achieve her Gold Award, Payton, a graduating senior, designed and put into action a project that made a positive impact on others, while making her community a better place.
The scope of Payton's project
focused on increasing support and
understanding toward the students in her school with mental and physical disabilities. Recognizing a
communication need between the
students' support systems and school staff, Payton created and launched a website that allows educators,
support staff and caregivers to
collaborate and share ideas. Payton's project gives a voice to the students who cannot advocate for themselves, as well as to the staff and caregivers who are working together to provide support and encourage academic
achievement.