Local teens earn Gold Award
Meredith Cocker and Britney Mathiesen of Apple Valley earned the Girl Scouts’ highest achievement, the Gold Award, by helping girls deal with stress.
To earn the award, girls in high school must fulfill requirements related to leadership, career exploration and community service.
Cocker and Mathiesen created a workshop on stress management for girls in the community. In addition to their workshop they printed a booklet filled with their experiences and research. They say their project helped community teens reduce and manage the stress in their lives.