On Thursday, March 7, 2013, Junior Girl Scout Troop #1050 will earn the Bronze Award, the highest attainable award for a Junior Girl Scout troop at Harford Day School. Troop #1050 has been working on their aMUSE journey. Juniors learn about the many roles that are open to them in the world and the numerous possibilities that are born from these roles. If a Junior Girl Scout wants to fly a plane, lead a rock band, or win a gold medal, aMUSE helps a girl take center stage and try out more roles than they ever thought possible. Troop Leaders, Sandra Madigan and Stephanie Hallock, expect their Junior Girl Scouts to gain inner strength and confidence through earning the Bronze Award. Troop #1050 is earning their Bronze Award by hosting the œNot Just a Pretty Face pageant where the girls will break down stereotypes. The Junior Girl Scouts will be playing historical characters who have broken down certain stereotypes. œWhen we began this project, we had no idea it would get this big! But the girls have truly enjoyed reaching into the past to learn about the lives of women who did remarkable things despite the stereotypes that often worked against them, says Troop Leader Hallock. She adds, œcomparing those experiences to their lives today has opened their eyes to the possibility of change in society, if we are willing to push forward and work for it!
The #1050 Junior Girl Scout girls have written the invitations, secured the venue, designed the set, written the script, and are ready to shine! Harford County's own, Heather Ziehl - Mrs. Maryland America 2013, is the featured guest of the pageant and will discuss her own experiences with overcoming stereotypes. œI'm honored to be selected by the girls and look forward to sharing my story of challenges and triumph. This is an amazing opportunity to speak with them about believing in themselves and achieving great things; my goal is to empower and encourage them to make a positive difference in our community, notes Ziehl. Troop Leader Madigan boasts, œThe girls have taught Stephanie and I a thing or two about how far we've really come regarding stereotypes. Stereotypes we grew up with don't even exist to them. It is a truly amazing thing to see through their eyes. They have the tools to identify and break any stereotype they encounter. We are so proud of them.
The œNot Just a Pretty Face pageant is being held in the Middle School Commons at Harford Day School on Thursday, March 7th. Any questions or media inquiries can be directed to Sandra Madigan at 410-733-2846 or email@example.com
All (voluntary) monetary event donations will go to Best Buddies Maryland, an organization (selected by Mrs. Ziehl) dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development.
Nicole Colban of Brand It Images Inc. will accompany Mrs. Maryland America 2013 - Heather Ziehl onsite to capture event photos.
For more information about or to support Heather on her quest to Mrs. America 2013, please visit her website www.heatherziehl.com