Local Girl Scouts awarded Girl Scout Gold Award
BATON ROUGE— Local Girl Scouts Lacey Bowman of Prairieville and Abigail Vinson of Denham Springs were just two of seven young women who recently received the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award.
The Girl Scouts received their awards at a pinning ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion on August 2. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador can earn, and received by only a few Girl Scouts nationwide.
Bowman is a former member of Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 10464 and a 2016 graduate of Dutchtown High School. Bowman is currently attending the University of West Florida in Pensacola where she is majoring in Marine Biology. She is working towards a career in marine conservation research.
Vinson is a former member of Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 10437 and a 2016 graduate of University Lab School. She is starting her second year at Louisiana State University where she is studying biology and minoring in entomology. Vinson hopes to have a career with the Center for Disease Control in research or forensic science.
Other Girl Scout Gold Award recipients for 2016-2017 are; Rose Coats, Metairie; Alexa Wen Fisher, Covington; Aishwarya Natarajan, Metairie; Heather O’Mahoney, Mandeville; and Jazmine Pittman, Slidell.