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Local girl receives highest award in Girl Scouting

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Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee congratulates Tori Payne for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award - the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.

Tori addressed the issue of wood duck conservation by building wood duck boxes around her community. She also educated and informed the outdoors club at her high school, which will spread the word by talking to their peers and others in the community. The outdoors club was so intrigued by the project that their teacher made plans to take students to see the boxes and the ducks throughout the year.

By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, Tori has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.

"Earning the Girl Scout Gold Award is truly a remarkable achievement, and these young women exemplify leadership in all its forms," said Shelia Majors, director of training, volunteer relations and outreach at Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee. "They saw a need in their communities and around the world and took action. Their extraordinary dedication, perseverance and leadership is making the world a better place."

Tori will receive her award at the 2017 Salute to Outstanding Leadership Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 30 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena.

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