WICHITA — Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland announced that $23,500 in scholarships has been awarded to seven Kansas Girl Scouts. The recipients include Kaitlin Adams, Great Bend High School Class of 2017, who was awarded a $3,000 scholarship. She plans to attend Barton Community College.
These scholarships, made possible through the George W. and Jayne S. Smith Scholarship Fund, recognize the leadership and service exhibited by Girl Scouts. Jayne Smith served as executive director of the Wichita Area Girl Scout Council for 28 years before retiring in 1979, and both George and Jayne Smith volunteered thousands of hours.
“These dedicated Girl Scouts exhibit courage, confidence and character, and make the world a better place,” said Liz Workman, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “Thanks to the generosity of George and Jayne Smith, $23,500 in scholarships will benefit local girls who have worked hard to make a difference in their communities.”