Stephanie Moore earns Girl Scout Silver Award
Local Girl Scout Stephanie Moore has just completed service projects to make her community a better place and has earned a Girl Scout Silver Award for doing so. Moore is a ninth grader at Socorro High School who has Fragile X syndrome, the most widespread single-gene cause of autism. She has been a Girl Scout in Troop 10488 in Socorro for five years.
Moore made pillows for children in stressful situations and for senior citizens.
“I want to make them feel better,” she said.
She donated these pillows to the local Socorro Police Department and to the Good Samaritan Society. The police give pillows to children to comfort them when they are picked up and separated from domestic situations.
Moore also collected boxes of food for the Socorro Storehouse.
“People are hungry and can’t go to stores because they don’t have the money,” she said. Her mother Rita Moore explained that Stephanie has several classmates who often encounter hunger.
Stephanie said she loved delivering the items. Her advisor for this project was Mrs. Rutta, her first grade teacher.
The Silver Award is one of the highest awards a Girl Scout can earn. The girls choose a project in their community and then spend a minimum of 50 hours on the project.