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Girl Scouts honors dedicated volunteers
girl scouts of kansas heartland

WICHITA — Thirty Northwestern Kansas residents were recognized at the Annual Meeting and Recognition Breakfast on April 7 with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.
Every day, Girl Scout volunteers are helping girls blossom into their true potential by providing the environment they need to pursue the interests, causes and leadership roles that matter most to them. The organization’s dedicated volunteers ensure girls are standing up, standing out, and standing tall in every aspect of their lives in a girl-led and girl-only environment.
“Our volunteers dedicate their time and talents to empowering girls to take the lead and make a difference in their communities,” said Liz Workman, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “They are key to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”

Area residents who received awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland include:
Appreciation Pin – For excellent service in delivering the Girl Scout mission to one or more geographic areas
• Heather Ross of Russell, Leader of Troop 20714
• Tracy Martinez of Larned, Leader of Troop 50211

Honor Pin – For exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had a measurable impact on two or more geographic areas
• Tammy Mitchell of Russell, Volunteer of Service Unit 112

Thanks Badge – For having a measurable impact on meeting the priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout movement
• Larissa Graham of Great Bend, Manager and Product Sales Organizer of Service Unit 111
• Primrose Hockersmith of Victoria, Leader of Troop 10240

Volunteer of Excellence Award – For outstanding service working with girls or supporting the council’s mission
• Ann Mayo of La Crosse, Leader and Product Sales Organizer of Troop 11195
• Cathy Claussen of St. John, Leader of Troop 50129
• Crystal Zink of Claflin, Leader of Troop 20725
• Kayla Jones of Larned, Leader of Troop 11194
• Margaret Woodward of Victoria, Leader of Troop 11203
• Sadie Keith of Otis, Leader of Troop 11128
• Virginia Axman of Olmitz, Leader of Troop 11126

To become a Girl Scout volunteer and make a difference in the lives of local girls, go to or call 888-686-6468 for more information. For more information on any volunteers in your area, contact