Kaitlin Byerly, a graduate of Hoover High School, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Byerly’s project, A Girl’s Guide to Healthy Living, focused on teaching girls how to live healthy lives. She organized a conference for younger Girl Scouts, where girls learned about body image and staying healthy in high school. Byerly spread the word about her project throughout the community to encourage others to live healthy lifestyles as well.
“I think it really helped those girls to see that other, older girls had been healthy through middle and high school, so they could do it too. I think it really boosted the younger girls’ self esteem and helped them look to a bright, healthy future,” Byerly said.
“By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Trish Coghlan, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, “Kaitlin has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.”