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Local earns Girl Scouts’ highest honor, Gold Award

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Lillian Johnson

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee congratulates Lillian Johnson for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

Lillian educated younger community members about the accessibility of solar energy by installing solar panels at her high school. She has also installed solar lighting at the local library and at a Little Library in her community.

A “Project: Bright Future” brochure, including a step-by-step guide for implementing similar projects, was created for other communities. She created an outlet for future graduating classes to add panels each year and helped decrease the amount of energy the school uses.

By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, Lillian has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.

“Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms,” said Shelia Majors, director of training, volunteer relations and outreach at Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.

“They saw a need in their communities and around the world and took action. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership is making the world a better place.”

Lillian will receive her award at the 2017 Salute to Outstanding Leadership Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 30, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.