Margaret Danenhauer Earns Girl Scout Silver Award
Submitted by Colby Sheppard
Westfield Girl Scout Troop 40490 would like to congratulate Margaret Danenhauer for earning her Silver Award. The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn and gives girls the chance to do big things and make their community better in the process.
For Margaret Danenhauer’s Silver Award, she planted a spring flower garden at Roosevelt Intermediate School around the school sign at the corner of Clark Street and Tuttle Parkway. In the fall, the girl scout planted a variety of bulbs including daffodils, allium, grape hyacinth, and scilla. Margaret, an eighth grader at Roosevelt, chose this project because, while the school has summer and fall landscaping, there were no spring flowers gardens. Margaret planted the garden as a tribute to her time at Roosevelt, planting bulbs to represent each grade level as well as the teachers and administration.
Margaret believes that this experience has taught her about responsibility and hard work. Planning and implementing the project independently really showed her what it takes to get a big assignment done. Working on a plan that benefits her school helped her to connect with her community. Margaret also developed her communication skills by contacting and working with school officials on the project.
The garden will be a lasting memory of her time at Roosevelt and a lovely addition to the landscape of Westfield. Although she and her classmates have not been at Roosevelt this spring to view the blossoms, she has received emails and texts from friends and members of the Westfield community, who she met while planting the garden, with pictures of the spring beauties.
Margaret, along with all of the Westfield Girl Scouts earning the Highest Awards, will be honored during a special scout ceremony. Congratulations and thank you Margaret for making Roosevelt Intermediate School a prettier place.