Nine Newport Beach Girl Scouts from Troop 2272 received Bronze Awards for community service after completing a three-year curriculum.
The sixth-grade award-winners from Andersen and Eastbluff elementary schools are Julianne Bartz, Emma Daniel, Melanie Wolter, Ally King, Kayla Stuckenberg, Victoria Sawan, Hana Cloherty, Samantha Jo Ahnen and Marisa Gray.
As part of the curriculum to earn the Bronze Award, the girls spent several afternoons partnering with Mariners Church's Lighthouse Community Center to tutor first- through third-graders from Kennedy Elementary School in Santa Ana.
The tutoring in reading and math helped the Scouts in areas of growth and maturity, while connecting them directly with high-need residents in the community, according to a news release.
Troop member Morgan Hickman also participated in the tutoring.
— Sarah Peters