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Brighton's Kimberly Crawford wins Girl Scouting's Gold Award

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By The Staff

    BRIGHTON — Kimberly D. Crawford, of Brighton High School, received the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

    According to a release from Girl Scouts of Colorado, the accomplishments of Gold Award recipients reflect extraordinary leadership and citizenship skills that mark them as valuable contributors to their communities and world.

    “Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award designation is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms,” said Stephanie Foote, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Colorado. “They saw a need and took ownership of helping to develop a solution and took action to make it happen. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership is making the world a better place.”

    “For my Gold Award I collected 600+ toothbrushes and toothpaste for those living in Africa. I worked with my cousin, Kerry, who earned her Gold Award when she was a Girl Scout and worked for the Peace Corps in Africa,” Crawford said. “I collected these items through many places in my community, including the Special Olympics events. I also placed stories in my local newspaper. Everyone who donated signed a poster. I sent this to Africa so the people who got the donations could sign it and send it back. I am very happy and proud to have earned my Gold Award. I learned a lot about being a leader and how to communicate with others. I was featured on 9NEWS when I completed my project.”