CICERO, N.Y. – Two Mohawk Valley Girl Scouts were honored recently for showcasing leadership and creating ‘Take Action’ projects that positively impact the community.
Amethyst Gardner, of Oneonta, and Holly Sagrestano, of New Hartford, both received Gold Awards from Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways for their projects.
Gardner’s project was establishing the United Methodist Clergy Marker Program, which created permanent grave markers for ministers buried in Oneonta cemeteries.
She also created a book naming the minsters and their burial locations.
Gardner is a graduate of Oneonta High School and is a current student at SUNY Oneonta studying early childhood and elementary education.
Sagrestano’s project, Make Music Happen, established a musical instrument lending program available to people in the MidYork Library System.
She is a senior at New Hartford Senior High School and plans to study vocal music education at Northern Arizona University after graduation.
To win the Gold Award, Girl Scouts must dedicate at least 80 hours to preparing and executing the programs.