Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

The Morris County Board of Freeholders honored a new “Gold Award’’ Girl Scout at the board’s March 9 meeting, lauding the member of Girl Scout Troop 80930 of Washington Township for her hard work and positive efforts in her community.

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(l/r) Freeholders Doug Cabana, Deborah Smith, Hank Lyon, Gold Award Scout Kristina Megan Denzler, and Freeholders John Cesaro, Kathy DeFillippo, Tom Mastrangelo, and Christine Myers

The freeholders presented a certificate of achievement to Girl Scout Kristina Megan Denzler of Washington Township, who was joined by her mother, Jance, at the event, which was held to celebrate the positive achievements of this young county resident.

In presenting the certificate, the freeholders praised Denzler for her willingness to help others and for completing the service project that earned her the Gold Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn in her scouting career.

“We are honored to present a certificate to this young lady who is a future leader of our county,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo. “The project she completed to become a Gold Award Scout is quite impressive.

Denzler, who is a senior at West Morris Central High School, created an art therapy project, entitled “Mural of Miracles,’’ for her Gold Award. Her project addressed the issue of reducing stress that exists as a result of being hospitalized.

She traveled to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she worked with young patients to help them use their artistic talents to create their own unique works of art, and to deal with the stress of their hospitalization and ilnesses.