Troop #58 Girl Scouts Recognized in Augusta

Contact:
Krysta West
Communications Director
Senate Republican Office
(207) 287-1505
krysta.west@legislature.maine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sen Keim with Audra Hamlin and Katherine TrumbullSen. Lisa Keim, Audra Hamlin, Katherine Trumbull

AUGUSTA- On Wednesday, June 14, Senator Lisa Keim (R-Oxford) recognized Audra Hamlin of Stoneham, Katherine Trumbull of Fryeburg and Sinead Lounsbury of Fryeburg (not pictured) with a Legislative Sentiment for each attaining their Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a girl scout cadet can earn in Girl Scouting that is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service.

For their project, these scouts focused on honoring veterans. After discovering the Town of Stoneham did not have any map or record of veterans buried in 3 of their back woods cemeteries, the girls took on the job to survey, photograph, and document 3 cemeteries in Stoneham. The girls made sketches and uploaded the information from the gravestones, along with photos, to a website dedicated to helping genealogists and family members find ancestors’ graves – www.namesinstone.com. A physical map of each of the cemeteries is now hanging in the community room at the Stoneham town office.

“I am honored to join their family and friends in expressing pride in these girls and their accomplishments,” said Sen. Keim. “Obtaining the silver award is no easy task; they have showed hard work and perseverance in reaching their goal.

“I’d like to thank them for completing such a worthwhile project and wish them all the best in the future. Our state is fortunate to have such promising young people.”

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