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Local Girl Scout Payton Brophy Achieves Distinguished Honor

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.