Local Girl Scouts in the spotlight on Sunday

Claire Schwabe, a high school student from Centerville, focused on stress management and mental health awareness in school-aged children with an emphasis on meditation, according to the release. Some of the examples of Schwabe’s project include creating slideshows for students, a meditation club at Schwabe High School, different types of meditation classes via Zoom, and posting slides in videos via YouTube for people to make. experience, according to the statement.

Olivia Beller, a senior at Kenton Ridge High School in Springfield, was concerned about the lack of socialization opportunities for assisted living residents, according to the press release, so Beller focused on creating and building a “fire pit and seating area to encourage movement” for those at Oakwood Village Assisted Living. In addition, Beller has created a binder with maintenance best practices, fire safety guidelines and recipes for the space for the installation, according to the statement, sharing the project on social media to inspire “other communities to create similar outdoor spaces.”

Beller said the best part of her project was watching residents and staff enjoy being together around the fire, laughing and eating, according to the statement.

Allison Palmer, a senior at Monroe High School, has been a Girl Scout for 13 years. Her project focused on building students’ knowledge and experience with healthy foods after noticing that many students were not eating fruits and vegetables during lunch, according to the Girl Scouts of Western website. Ohio. Palmer created lessons that highlighted growing produce, the science involved in hands-on experience, instructions for volunteers on how to help with gardening lessons, and for students on how to grow their own gardens. sustainable organics, says the website.

More information on the award can be found online here.

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