THS student earns Girl Scout honor
A Tonganoxie High School sophomore, Marsha Cox, is among 65 Girl Scouts honored with one of Girl Scouting's highest honors: the Girl Scout Gold Award.
Marsha was given this prestigious award at the Mid-Continent Council annual Honors Ceremony on Feb. 29 in Independence, Mo. Using her communication and organizational skills to host a bake sale and Halloween party, she raised funds to purchase items for the residents of a local battered-women's shelter. She put together stockings filled with toys for the children and sewed almost 100 bags that she filled with shampoo, soap and razors for the women at the shelter.
Other Girl Scouts from the area earning the Gold Award include Darby Edwards, Fort Leavenworth; and Sarah Cassella and Chelsea Smith, both from Leavenworth.
Girl Scouts from the area who received a Silver Award, the highest award given to Cadette Girl Scouts include Jamie Bitting, Basehor, and Amy Bolsinger, Fort Leavenworth.