(April 22, 2013)

Brittany Jackson, a junior at C. Milton Wright High School, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award on April 14.

An awards banquet was held at Martin's East to celebrate her success.

Brittany's Gold Award project, entitled "Confidence for Kids," involved working with the homeless children living at Anna's House in Bel Air. She created and led the children in many confidence-building activities, such as building a beautiful butterfly garden with them and instructing them on how to care for it in the future.

By working with the children in the homeless shelter, Brittany was able to make her community more aware of the vast problem of homelessness, both locally as well as nationally.

Brittany has shown exceptional leadership and determination in completing the intense Gold Award requirements. By taking action in her community, Brittany has developed a stronger sense of self and knows she has the confidence to make a difference in the world.