Hillsborough girl scout recognized by township committee for Gold Award achievement

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A Hillsborough Girl Scout was recently acknowledged by the Hillsborough Township Committee for her successful efforts to obtain her Gold Award.

At an Oct. 22 township committee meeting, Hillsborough High School student, Amanda Wendt, was recognized by Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank DelCore on behalf of the committee to honor her Gold Award achievement.

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Amanda is a member of Hillsborough Girl Scout Troop 60365, and earned Gold Award this year as part of her project to help increase public awareness about the seriousness of food allergies by holding a food allergy awareness event. She created custom metal signs with food allergy facts, installed them at local Hillsborough parks, and created a Girl Scout food allergy awareness patch.

Amanda said the project took more than 80 hours to complete.

In honor of her achievement and beneficial work to the community, DelCore expressed his content for Amanda’s efforts. The Hillsborough mayor also commended her achievement with a proclamation.

“We recognize and extend our sincere congratulations to Amanda for having earned her Girl Scout Gold Award,” DelCore said. “One of the really great things we get to do as a township committee is to recognize the youth that go through [obtaining] their Gold Awards or Eagle Scout projects. We have such incredible young people in this community.”

In addition to her Girl Scout troop, Amanda is a member of the Italian National Honor Society, Scrapbook Club, spirit night dance team and the art club in which she holds the office of treasurer. She is also a peer mentor at Mission Cognition/Social Skills Development Centers and has participated in various roles in food pack-out events for “Feed My Starving Children.”

Following the proclamation reading, Amanda thanked her family for their support and several others who helped inspire her efforts.

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