MYERS PARK GRADUATE MORGAN FERONE RECEIVES GIRL SCOUTS HORNETS’ NEST COUNCIL YOUNG WOMAN OF DISTINCTION HONOR
Aug 17, 2015

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MYERS PARK GRADUATE MORGAN FERONE RECEIVES GIRL SCOUTS HORNETS’ NEST COUNCIL

YOUNG WOMAN OF DISTINCTION HONOR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 17, 2015) – Leaders of the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council announced Monday that after a rigorous review from a competitive field of Girl Scouts, Morgan Ferone, a Myers Park High School graduate, has earned the coveted Young Woman of Distinction award presented by TIAA-CREF.

As a Girl Scout for 13 years, Ferone exemplifies the mission of the organization; emulates the leadership ideas of courage, confidence and character; and has made significant achievements in program focus areas such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), environmental leadership and community service.

“Morgan embodies the Girl Scout spirit to her core,” said Angela Woods, CEO of the Girl Scouts. “We are proud to recognize this young woman for her successes thus far, her commitment to serving others and her unrelenting passion to grow and experience life to the fullest.”

As a prior Hornets’ Nest Council Gold Award recipient, Ferone earned that elite award by creating a curriculum to teach children the basics of physics. Implementing her lesson plans at the Freedom School Partners’ summer program in 2013, the young game changer designed demonstrations and activities that focused on gravity and momentum; laws of motion; waves and sound; magnets and states of matter.

To qualify for the Young Woman of Distinction honor, a competitive list of Gold Award recipients is narrowed by an esteemed panel and then four are voted on by community leaders including TIAA-CREF Senior Vice President Kathryn Karlic. Joining Ferone in this competitive process was Amber Adams-Kuebler of Concord, North Carolina; Nicole Carroll of Charlotte; and Con-Ning Yen of Concord.

“Morgan exemplifies the tremendous potential which exists within the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council and the overall Charlotte community,” said Karlic. “TIAA-CREF appreciates this opportunity to recognize and support Morgan’s leadership and her commitment to the STEM field and her community. We wish her all the best and are excited to present the Young Women of Distinction Award to her.”

Ferone, along with the Lifetime Achievement Honoree Cathy Bessant, will be recognized at the Women of Distinction annual event Wednesday, Sept. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte.

Since the inaugural event in 2006, Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council has honored nearly 60 exemplary women with a passion for STEM, environmental leadership, healthy living and community building.

For more information, please visit http://www.hngirlscouts.org/.

About Girl Scouts:
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization with 2.8 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and build courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council serves more than 22,000 girls and adults in eight North Carolina and South Carolina counties including Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, visit www.hngirlscouts.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @GSHNC and Pinterest.

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