Froio Honored With Girl Scouts' Gold Award
Stephanie Geiser, right, awards Tewksbury High's Cassie Froio with her Girl Scouts Gold Award.
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On Monday June 11, 2014 Cassandra Froio of Tewksbury was the recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award at the Baldwin Service Unit Bridging Ceremony at the Wynn Middle School in Tewksbury.
Stephanie Geiser, awarded Cassandra her Gold Award and also presented her with certificates from both Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.
She received several letters of congratulations from dignitaries including the President of the United States, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative James Miceli, and SADD. The Gold Award is the highest achievement in girl scouting and only 5-6 percent of eligible girl scouts earn the award.
To earn the award a girl needs to identify an issue and address that issue with a project. Cassandra's issue was not enough kids signing up or resigning up to play baseball with Tewksbury Youth Baseball. Her project consisted of a baseball clinic for 5 and 6 year olds to get them interested in the sport and a double sided outdoor message board for TYB to inform the public of upcoming events such as baseball registration.
She was able to complete this project with donations from Gath Sign in Tewksbury, O'Connor Hardware in Billerica, Home Depot in Tewksbury as well as other individual donors.
Cassandra is now an Ambassador Scout and has been a Girl Scout for 11 years since joining in 2002 as a Daisy Scout. She will finish out her Girl Scout career as a girl in the 2014-2015 scout year and will bridge to an adult scout in June 2015.
In the fall she is going into her senior year at Tewksbury High School.