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Gold Awards given out to Medfield Girl Scouts

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By Josh Perry
Hometown Weekly Staff

In front of family, friends, and town and state officials (such as State Representative Shawn Dooley, Medfield selectman Osler “Pete” Peterson, and Medfield Town Administrator Michael Sullivan), seven Medfield Girl Scouts received Gold Awards in a ceremony at St. Edward’s Church.

In addition, the ceremony recognized 17 Ambassador Scouts (nine of which had received National Leadership Awards) who completed 13 years of scouting and bridged into Adult Girl Scouts. It was also a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts organization.

The seven Gold Award recipients were Katherine Lyons, Emily Piersiak, Elizabeth Raine, Zoe Smith, Grace Sowyrda, Julia Steeger, and Olivia Taylor.

During the ceremony, Jeannette Hasapidis remarked, “In today’s program booklet, you’ll see a quote attributed to founder Juliette Gordon Low - ‘Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best.’ It is my belief that the Girl Scouts before you today represent all that Juliette dreamed of when she found the Girl Scout program.”

Katharine Steeger added, “This year is our largest group of Ambassador Scouts bridging to Adult Girl Scouts - and the largest group since starting our Older Scout troop in 2007. Most of these scouts started off as Daisy Girl Scouts and have been friends ever since.”

She continued, “We wish you the best of luck as you continue down your path, and hope for smooth sailing, knowing each of you has the courage, strength and ability to weather whatever life presents you with on your journey.”

To learn more about Medfield Girl Scouts or to sign up, visit

Josh Perry is an Editor at Hometown Weekly. He can be reached at and followed on Twitter at @Josh_Perry10.

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