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
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