Photo courtesy of Cl!X Portrait Studios
School: Penfield High School
Rebecca is a recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award and is actively working to obtain the Gold Award. Rebecca has performed more than 150 hours of volunteer service for children’s programs at the local library and recreation department. In an effort to encourage elementary-aged children to read, she has written approximately 40 book reviews, which are available for children to access at the library.Rebecca has collected and sorted close to 2,000 books and donated them to inner-city youth programs. And when she learned that there was no longer a local cooking camp for elementary-aged children, she created her own non-profit organization to provide the service.
What the judges had to say:
“Rebecca’s insight into how to encourage children to read and also cook and experiment is clever and unique. From her library work to her efforts with her Scout troop, our community is fortunate to have Rebecca’s creative and generous spirit in action.”