- Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2014 01:52
Veronica Brueggman, a member of South Park Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 50637 and a senior at South Park High School, was selected as one of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania's Awards of Distinction recipients.
She received the 2014 Girl Scout Humanitarian Award at an awards ceremony on May 16th at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. Dr. Ellen Roth, president and co-founder of Getting to the Point Inc., and Patricia Burkart, Girl Scout CEO, presented the award to Veronica.
The Humanitarian Award is awarded to a current scout who demonstrates outstanding volunteer community service; promotes friendship, cooperation and community spirit among all people; and displays compassion, self-sacrifice, leadership and creativity in her humanitarian work for their classmates, schools, communities or charitable organizations.
Veronica has been in Girl Scouts for 13 years. She has had the opportunity to plan many activities and events for the Girl Scout troops in South Park. Through these activities, she has interacted with nearly every Girl Scout in the community. She has participated in community service projects such as food drives, toy drives, and community clean up days. In addition to Girl Scouts, Veronica was on the high school varsity volleyball team as well as Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Club's Premier 18-1 team. She is co-president of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club at South Park High School and an active member of the Environmental Club and Interact.