Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan is pleased to honor Natalie…
After hundreds of entries from contestants across the country, Avery H. was selected as a finalist for the Time Magazine 2022-23 Kid Reporter contest. She says her experience as a Girl Scout played a major role in her application, which included an article about the outdoors, one of the Girl Scout pillars. Girl Scouting isn’t always about what you do, it becomes a part of who you are, and Avery is a shining example who and what Girl Scouts represents.
A Cadette member of Troop 77086, Avery H. comes from Milford, MI, and has always enjoyed being outside and in nature, even if it’s just reading a book or going on hikes with her family. In fact, she and her troop earned their Bronze Award last spring for their work in recycling and upcycling, where they did environmental research, planted trees, and turned it all into a lesson for other Brownies!
This, she says, was a huge influence in the outdoor education article she submitted to Time for Kids Magazine. For her entry, she wrote about why schools should offer environmental and outdoor education and interviewed representatives from Finland’s Department of Education, the Nobel Prize-winning dean at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, and the head of STEM education at a school district in Colorado.
As a finalist, Avery was presented with an official certificate and bragging rights for years to come. It’s not every day you beat out hundreds of other applicants for a top spot at a major publication!
So, what’s next for this nature-enthused, robot-building, award-winning Girl Scout? For now, it’s continuing to excel in her advanced math and science classes at school, learning more about playing the drums, taking more adventures with her Girl Scout troop, and working towards becoming an entrepreneur.
If you see Avery around, be sure to congratulate her on this huge accomplishment!
Want to see more? Check out this YouTube video to get an inside look at her Time for Kids video entry. (She edited it herself!)