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Third-Generation Girl Scout Receives Top Honor


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 27, 2017) – Jordan Garrick, a third-generation Girl Scout and Gold Award recipient, was named the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council’s Young Woman of Distinction presented by Carolinas Healthcare System.

A Girl Scout alumna, Garrick embodies the mission of providing girls courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. Throughout her 13 years with the leadership development nonprofit, she participated in countless programs including as a camp instructor at the Girl Scouts’ Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs, a Girl Scout Bronze and Silver recipient, and most recently, a Gold Award honoree.

For her Gold Award project, Garrick co-founded a Toastmasters Gavel Club at Weddington High School to cultivate public speaking skills for high school students. Through her efforts at Weddington High School, a website and outreach to other schools, Garrick accumulated more than 80 hours on the community service project.

“It has been an honor to see Jordan grow into her role as a leader within our organization and also the community,” said Angela Woods, CEO of the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council. “With two exceptional women and Girl Scout alumnae – her grandmother and mother – as role models, Jordan is driven, fearless when it comes to chasing her dreams, and a role model to countless girls. She is a most deserving recipient for our coveted Young Woman of Distinction award.”

The current Hampton University student has accumulated numerous awards that showcase her passion for building a better world and commitment to excellence including the Miss America Scholarship, Weddington High School DECA Club - Regional Best Presenter for Retail Award; Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge Camp at Campbell University; National Honor Society; Science and History National Honor Societies, and more.

To qualify for the Young Woman of Distinction, a competitive list of Gold Award recipients is narrowed by an esteemed panel and then voted on by community leaders.

On Tuesday, Sept. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET at The Westin Charlotte, Garrick will be recognized prior to featured speaker Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space.

Since the inaugural event in 2006, Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council has honored nearly 60 exemplary women.

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About Girl Scouts:
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 2.3 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 17,000 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 and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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