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February 4, 2014

Addison earns Girl Scout Gold Award

Brittany Addison has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. Her project addressed girls having a problem passing the final biology exam, according to Deana Potterf, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana chief communications officer.

Addison created a Biology Tutoring Club and held two to three meetings a week that had about five students. “I really wanted to increase student’s biology grades and help them pass the End Course Assessments,” she said.

With the small amount of students attending the meetings, the teacher who had been assisting Addison instructed students who were struggling with their biology classes to attend one meeting each week. “I also had announcements sent to get the word out to let students know about the meetings.

“I developed better planning and management skills because I had to keep track of all my hours and plan the meetings to coordinate with the two biology teachers and what they were teaching that week. At the end of the year, the teacher told me the students did very well on their ECA tests and only a few did not pass.”

The Batesville High School senior has spoken with several new students, and if they are struggling, they must now attend a biology tutoring session during their study hall class. “Even though I am no longer able to do the Biology Tutoring Club, I think my club inspired the teachers to continue to help their students pass the ECA and help them graduate high school and biology,” she pointed out.

Addison lives in Peppertown, and her parents are Karen Addison and David Addison. The advisors for her project were Connie Miller and Kay Tincher.

She plans to attend Indiana University, Bloomington, and study informatics, be involved in technology and become a director for movies and music videos.

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