Thirteen-year member of Girl Scouts, Alexis Youngpeter, will receive her Gold Award on March 8th, 2015. The Gold Award is the equivalent to the Boy Scout’s Eagle Award. To achieve this award, Youngpeter chose a problem that is prevalent in today’s society and came up with a problem to fix it totalling over eighty hours.
For Youngpeter’s project, she gave Halloween costumes to kids from struggling families. She collected costumes, sent out flyers to struggling families asking them to attend the event and got decoration donations from Party Place, Homestead, and Maurices. She hosted her event, Hancock Halloween Helpers, on Oct. 11, 2014 in one of the Findlay Village Mall’s available storefronts. She had over twenty families attend the event and gave away a lot of costumes. Along with costume giveaways, there was food, drink, and
In addition to receiving her gold award, Youngpeter will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Girl Scouts of Western Ohio "Women of Distinction" in April. The ceremony was created to honor exceptional women in the community who will be role models for other girls.
Youngpeter plans to attend Ohio Northern University to study pharmacy. “The campus is small and it feels like home,” she says of ONU.
Along with Girl Scouts, Youngpeter is involved in National Honor Society and Hancock Youth Leadership. She is the student council representative, yearbook editor, and Findlay Elks student of the month for March. In her free time, Youngpeter enjoys crafting, being with friends, and taking photographs.
How did you come up with Hancock Halloween Helpers? I wanted to do something fun that benefited younger children in need.
What will you miss most about high school? The teachers because they are helpful and treat you as more than just a student.
Coffee or tea? Chai Latte
Favorite Girl Scouts’ memory: When I went camping and broke a glow stick all over my sleeping bag. I went next door to tell my mom and fell through a hole in the floor.
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