2012 Gold Awards

Jessica Beedle, Moore

Jessica chose to do her project on informing her community about different organizations within Moore.  Many organizations such as American Red Cross, Sydney Smiles Foundation, OK Kid’s Korral and International Order of the Rainbow for Girls participated in an information fair at the Moore Public Library.  This showed people in the community what they could be a part of.

Katie Cooley, Midwest City

Katie chose the Holy Family Home for her project because of the tremendous support they provide to numerous Oklahoma teens going through the struggles of an unplanned pregnancy.  Katie was able to provide 30 hand sewn baby blankets, substantial donations of various items to keep the home in order, items for the girls personal needs and items needed for the newborn babies.

Amelia Dethloff, Moore

Amelia’s project was to install four flag poles at the John Nichols Boy Scout Camp.  She held a workshop for the cub scouts in her church to help them earn their citizenship belt loop and also handed out packets with all the necessary forms for anyone to become a registered voter.  Her project focused on giving back to the community of scouting.

Hana Kohl, Choctaw

Hana’s project involved making 100 lap blankets for residents in a nursing home.  She recognized that many of these residents did not have visitors and wanted to provide them with something comforting on a cold winter’s day.  Hana was able to teach others how to sew so she would be able to have help from other troops as they worked together as a team.  Through this project, she has learned that she has the strength to take on a project and see it through.

Sophia Nutt, The Village

Sophia chose a project that combined her two passions; dance and working with special needs children.  Her project brings awareness to dance as a form of therapy.  She created a brochure and mailed it to dance studios and rehab centers.  She also taught at Special Care two times a week.  She began seeing improvements in her students and verified her findings with the therapist.

Hannah Pullen, Edmond

Illiteracy in America is still growing at an alarming rate.  To improve the illiteracy rate, we must reach the children.  Hannah chose to address this issue by focusing her project on providing two books for each of the 750 students at Britton Elementary School.  She partnered with Principal Mrs. Kim Zachery, the teachers, J.R. Applegate Non-Profit Corporation, family and friends. 

Megan Reed, Duncan

Megan’s project was to address the needs of recycling in her community.  Her purpose was to teach people and businesses in her community to recycle by providing materials, teaching people what to recycle and where they could take it.  Recycling bins were also provided to many businesses.  The benefit of this project is to all of her community and the earth as well.  Recycling saves the City of Duncan from overfill, making the environment greener.

Michelle Shepherd, Muskogee

Michelle’s project focused on helping and adopting animals in need so they can have a happy and loving family.  Pet shelters, like PAWS, help these animals and put them up for adoption to find a new home.  Michelle helped PAWS increase their collection funds, collected items needed for the shelter, and increase awareness about the PAWS organization and the animals at the shelter deserving of a good home.