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Friday, September 21, 2007

Proud Mom!

I need to take a moment away from knitting to puff up my proud mom chest and crow!

My daughter Katie just earned her Girl Scout Gold Award!!!!

It is the highest (youth level) award in Girl Scouting. The prerequisites for the award are daunting even before you get to the final project and Katie spent about 85 hours total on her final project.

She creating three astronomy curriculum kits for two different school districts, orchestrated the donation of four telescopes and then spent time in the classroom and with after-school clubs teaching students and teachers about astronomy. She also spent time at Astronomy Fair, the farmer's market, and at various elementary school science fairs setting up hands on activities for the kids. She did this because she was disappointed with the absence of astronomy in the public school system and she believed that if she made it really easy for teachers to 'play with' astronomy they could incorporate it in the curriculum more often.

So, I am very proud and I am sure she is glad I am not nagging her about deadlines any more!!! :-) (that's why parent's aren't allowed to advise on their own child's projects!)

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Blogger Valerie said ... (12:17 AM) : 

And you should puff that chest out! That's amazing and Congrats to both you and her!


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