25 Jun

One of NYC's Own Named a National Woman of Distinction

Last week, Girl Scouts of the USA announced the recipients of the 2014 National Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor a girl can receive in Girl Scouting on the national level.  A record-breaking 200 applicants vied for the award this year, among whom only ten ultimately were selected.    We at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York are thrilled to announce that one of our own is among this year's honorees.

Please join us in congratulating Monique Tinglin of Brooklyn Troop 2043!

The National Young Women of Distinction (NYWOD) is awarded to select Girl Scouts who have already earned their Gold Awards. The NYWOD is awarded to girls for their dedicated efforts to better their communities and activate change in the world by creating and facilitating "Take Action" projects.  (For more information about the NYWOD and this year's awardees, click HERE.)

Monique's award-winning project advocated for the decriminalization of victims of sex trafficking in the United States and Kenya.  As part of her project, she created awareness around commercial sexual exploitation of children by facilitating and hosting a conference.

Monique and the other nine honorees from Arizona, Kentucky, California, Ohio, Suffolk County and beyond will receive their awards at the Girl Scouts of the USA's national convention this October in Salt Lake City.

We are tremendously proud of Monique, and all that she has achieved.  She's a remarkable young woman who has the courage to dream big, and the persistence to make her dreams a reality.  Monique is a model example of the leadership skills we strive to instill in all of New York City's Girl Scouts.

Congratulations, Monique!

BArbara Murphy-Warrington says:
2014-06-26 15:17:59

It\'s been more than 20 years since a Girl Scout from New York City received the highest award in Girl Scouting. Let\'s all celebrate this HUGE achievement for Monique, and the courage she exhibited in undertaking a Gold Award project on such a sensitive and deepening disturbing issue for children in this country and around the world. Congrats Monique!!!!

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