March 12, 2010 – Analisa Valdivia of Troop 887 recently earned her Gold Award, which is the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn. Less than five percent of girls who join Girl Scouts earn this recognition.Â Earning the Gold Award is a significant honor that requires girls to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, career planning, community involvement and personal development.
It takes more than 100 service hours and two to three years of intensive work to complete the award requirements, which include planning and completing a project that is a service to the communithy.
Analisa is a regular volunteer at the Association of Retarded Citizens of Katy (ARC) and teaches dance once a week. She planned a Carnival/Dance for the studentsÂ to earn her Gold Award. She made 18 games for the carnival with the help of volunteers. The day of the event, she organized over 60 volunteers to help with the booths, games, crafts and dance. Over 300 prizes were given out and it was a great success.
The ARC of Texas is the oldest and largest nonprofit, volunteer organization in the state committed to creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included in their communities and to make the choices which affect their lives.
Analisa is a member of National Charity League and was honored to receive the Merci Award for her extensive community volunteer hours givenÂ with a focus on the Cinco Ranch Library, ARC, and Katy Christian Ministries. She is also a member of Best Buddies, Spartans Out Serving, a DARE role model, and as a cancer survivor a speaker for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and Sunshine Kids.
Following graduation from Seven Lakes High School, she plans to major in Psychology/Pre-med.