Archive for Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Tonganoxie High student earns top Scouting award

March 9, 2005

Elizabeth Higbee, a Tonganoxie High School junior, has earned the highest achievement awarded to Girl Scouts.

Higbee is a member of Troop 506, Service Unit 664.

She staged several projects for her school to earn the Gold Award.

Her love of theater, acting and fashion design prompted her to clean out and organize the 20 years worth of costumes at the THS drama department.

"Not only does it benefit the department, the entire community can enjoy better-costumed shows," Higbee said.

She used her organizational and computer skills to inventory the costumes and create a master list for drama teachers.

She also tackled other theatrical projects that used her talents. She assisted with set construction, choreography and costume management for several school productions. She helped create a drama club at Tonganoxie Junior High School. And she cleaned and organized a resource area for the high school forensics and debate teams.

In fact, Higbee's work on completing the Gold Award project helped reaffirm her decision to pursue a career in theater or fashion design.

Higbee received her Gold Award during a ceremony on Sunday in Independence, Mo. The ceremony kicked off Girl Scout Week.

Other area girls who earned the Gold Award include Heather Roberts, Basehor; Elizabeth Studnicka, Lansing; and Hillary Green, Leavenworth.

These girls from the area were recognized for earning the Silver Award: Megan Hyde, Katelin Gibson and Kathryn Sebes, all of Lansing; and Rita Edmonds and Elizabeth Decker, both of Leavenworth.

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