Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Jordanne Stobbs-Vergara, Centennial, “Speak loudly and carry a
Jordanne Stobbs-Vergara Centennial Eaglecrest High School Speak loudly and carry a confident smile
What did you do for your Gold Award project?
For my Gold Award, I gave a series of presentations to young men and women from different organizations about public speaking, speech writing, and general eloquence.
Why did you pursue this Gold Award project?
I noticed a deficit in public speaking skills in the young people in my area and this deficit lead to students not being able to clearly advocate for themselves or communicate their ideas.
How did your Gold Award project make a difference?
My Gold Award project made a difference in boosting the confidence of the young men and women I presented to, as well as providing them with an important skill set to use in their future.
What skills did you gain through earning your Gold Award?
I gained skills of organization, communication, leadership, ingenuity, teaching, and I even became a better public speaker myself though my Gold Award.
What will you most remember about your Gold Award project?
I will remember most how well my presentations were received by my audiences and the tangible excitement the students got when they understood and were able to demonstrate a new concept.
How will earning your Gold Award help you in your future?
In the future my dream is to be a lawyer in the Air Force. So my Gold Award helped me with the leadership skills I gained as well as being able to teach or communicate one idea to a diverse audience.
Why do you feel the Gold Award is an important part of your Girl Scout experience?
The Gold Award, to me, is the graduation of Girl Scouts. It is the ‘congratulations, you made it through!’ Earning the Gold Award was really a culmination of learning how to put together all the skills Girl Scouts gave me, from confidence in speaking to adults to organizing a community behind a common goal, into one, cohesive project.