Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Townspeople

July 4, 2013

Golden moment for Andover Girl Scout

Smith earns Gold Award pin for developing digital map

Gabriella Smith of Andover received her Girl Scout Gold Award pin on Wednesday, June 19, at a ceremony at the Marlborough Holiday Inn. The event was attended by family and friends as well as Ruth N. Bramson, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Stevenson, board president.

Smith‘s Gold Award project, Rediscovering Haggetts Pond Through Modern Technology, sought to promote the trails surrounding the town property. She used modern technology to make information about the trail more accessible and appealing.

Using GPS and cartography software, Smith created a detailed map of the area. She then worked with volunteers to develop an informational website about Haggetts Pond as well as a kiosk displaying a QR code that brings smartphone users directly to the website.

The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, and it recognizes a service project that fulfills a need within a girl’s community, whether local or global; creates change and an becomes ongoing effort. Only approximately 5 percent of all Girl Scouts earn the award each year.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Townspeople
  • AT HOWARD KOH

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES/Courtesy photo Dr. Howard Koh will step down as U.S. assistant secretary for health after five years to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health this fall in a new position in its Department of Health Policy and Management.

    Koh to rejoin Harvard School of Public Health Posted 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • 48 locals to pedal in Pan-Mass Challenge Posted 5 days ago
  • AT HANNAH CURRIE

    Courtesy photo Hannah Currie is spending 10 days this summer becoming immersed in the music industry at GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles.

    Currie hits note at LA's GRAMMY Camp Posted 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • South Church names new senior pastor Posted 12 days ago
  • AT BOYS GIRLS CLUB GOLF1

    COURTESY PHOTO Andover residents Patrick James, left, Adam Geaslen, Ryan Byrd and Dan Bryant claimed first place at the 35th annual Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence Golf Tournament at Indian Ridge Country Club in town.

    Local foursome aces Boys & Girls Club tourney Posted 12 days ago 2 Photos
  • AT LOCKS SISTERS2

    COURTESY PHOTO The Marble sisters --Anna, 8, left, and Isabel, 11 -- post-donatin to Locks of Love.

    Sisters pair up to donate pony tails to Locks of Love Posted 12 days ago 4 Photos
  • AT HOST1

    DESI SMITH/Staff photo Former Andover residents Dana Cohen and his wife, Ginny, back, left, have regularly hosted foreign exchange students since 1989. Farrah Moussa, back right, from Egypt, and Paula Valverde, front right, from Spain, are the latest students to spend a year with the Cohens, who now live in Gloucester.

    Former Andover couple welcomes exchange students for quarter-century Posted 12 days ago 4 Photos
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • LENO1

    FILE PHOTO Jay Leno, who honed his comedy skills growing up in Andover, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this fall during a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

    In good comedy company Posted 19 days ago 2 Photos
  • COMMUNITY TRUST2

    ACT 3.jpg Susan Stott, third from left, accepts the Opening Doors to Affordable Housing in Andover Award from Andover Community Trust directors, from left, Don Schroeder, treasurer; John Pearson, president; and Joan Johnson, clerk.

    Affordable housing advocates honored Posted 19 days ago 2 Photos
  • AT TABIT

    Salim Tabit

    Townspeople in the News Posted 19 days ago 1 Photo

Pictures of the Week
Stocks