Fifteen Girl Scouts Selected as Juliette Low Leadership Society Scholarship Recipients

The Juliette Low Leadership Society (JLLS) is excited to announce that fifteen Girl Scouts from across eastern Oklahoma have been selected to receive $1,000 higher education scholarships.

These scholarship recipients were chosen from 51 applicants during a lengthy selection process. Each girl's application was reviewed by a scholarship committee based on financial need, leadership and service in Girl Scouts, activities in their school, community and church and essay quality. Twenty finalists then participated in personal interviews with committee members, and fifteen total Girl Scouts were selected as scholarship recipients. The following recipients will be recognized by the Juliette Low Leadership Society at a Celebration Event in Tulsa in April.

Rachel Angevine of Stillwater
 Daughter of Eric and Claudia Angevine
 Senior at Stillwater High School
 Girl Scout for 12 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards, and is currently working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award.
 Rachel plans to pursue a career as a pediatrician.
 "I don't believe I would be the same person I am today if I had not been a Girl Scout. I have been able to travel, camp, lead, experience other cultures, try my hand at business, help out in the community, and set examples for younger girls."

Paige Christy of Stillwater
 Daughter of Donald and Denise Christy
 Senior at Stillwater High School
 Girl Scout for 12 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, and is currently working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award.
 Rachel plans to attend the University of Arkansas or Oklahoma State University to major in Mechanical Engineering.
 "Girl Scouts has changed my life in more ways than one, from learning about nature at Stapley Summer Day Camp to learning about math at Junior Math Workshops. It is because of those math workshops that I decided I wanted to be an engineer at a very young age."

Cortney Cnossen of Ponca City
 Daughter of Jack and Robin Cnossen
 Senior at Ponca City High School
 Girl Scout for 13 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, and is currently working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award.
 Cortney plans to pursue a career as a pediatrician.
 "Girl Scouting has made me the person I am today.Both the [Girl Scout Promise and Law] are engraved on my heart, and I will continue to live them for the rest of my life."

Catalina "Cat" Cortes of Tulsa
 Daughter of Ivan and Adriana BriceƱo-Cortes
 Senior at Jenks High School
 Girl Scout for 13 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards.
 Cat is applying to universities across the country and plans to study law.
 "Through my time in Girl Scouts, the steady influence of `making new friends but keeping the old' has taken me on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and renewal throughout my formative years. I've built meaningful relationship with countless women and realized the importance of unity among sisters."

Lindsey Davis of Owasso
 Daughter of Jeff and Becky Davis
 Senior at Owasso High School
 Girl Scout for 12 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award.
 Lindsey plans to major in business management, architecture or engineering.
 "[Girl Scouts] has taught me the importance of community service. made me more conscious about those around me.made me a more confident person.[and] taught me to care the things that truly matter in this world."

Jeanine de Leon-Maestas of Tulsa
 Daughter of Al and Mary de Leon-Maestas
 Senior at Jenks High School
 Girl Scout for 12 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
 Janine will attend the University of Tulsa in the fall.
 "Girl Scouts has helped me overcome early obstacles of learning by teaching me discipline and dedication.Selling cookies prepared me for all of life's hurdles [and] taught me commitment and honoring my word by finishing what I began; even in a huge snow storm we delivered cookies!"

Katelynn Knick of Skiatook
 Daughter of Kevin and Mary Knick
 Senior at Booker T. Washington High School
 Girl Scout for 9 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award.
 Katelynn plans to attend the University of Tulsa or the University of Oklahoma to pursue her degree.
 "Girl Scouting has aided me greatly in becoming the person I am today and reflects in all of my decisions. The drive I have within myself was built and continues to be supported by my experiences with Girl Scouting."

Christine Loughlin of Tulsa
 Daughter of Jim and Debbie Loughlin
 Senior at Jenks High School
 Girl Scout for 13 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards.
 Katelynn plans to attend Oklahoma Baptist University or Southwest Baptist University to pursue a career as an optometrist.
 "Throughout my years of Girl Scouting, I have gained skills which have helped me in many situations, such as leadership and organization. For my Gold Award I hosted a vision screening for students [where] I discovered my passion [for] optometry."

Lisa McKelvey of Stillwater
 Daughter of Willis and Irene McKelvey
 Senior at Stillwater High School
 Girl Scout for 11 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, and is currently working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award.
 Lisa plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and major in Meteorology with a minor in math and radar research.
 "Girl Scouts is for girls by girls. You are looking to other girls wanting to be like them and becoming a strong leader in your community."

Julia Metcalf of Tulsa
 Daughter of Steven and Jill Metcalf
 Senior at Cascia Hall Upper School
 Girl Scout for 13 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, and is currently working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award.
 Julia plans to major in vocal performance.
 "I am a better person because of Girl Scouting. I have truly learned through experience the Girl Scout Law, and I have learned to appreciate opportunities and how to make the world a better place with every step I take."

Elizabeth Moyer of Hulbert
 Daughter of Alan and Leslie Moyer
 Homeschooled Senior
 Girl Scout for 11 years
 Elizabeth plans to pursue a career in cultural anthropology and foreign policymaking.
 "Girl Scouts provides a way to become involved in something that affects the entire community, and has helped me become more aware of my own community and its needs. It has also taught me that helping others is a joy that remains unmatched, and working hard always pays off."

Ashley Nipp of Stillwater
 Daughter of Kelly and Brenda Nipp
 Senior at Stillwater High School
 Girl Scout for 13 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, and is currently working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award.
 Ashley plans to pursue a career in international relations and services.
 "One of the most fulfilling benefits [of Girl Scouting] has been the development of life-long and exceptional friendships. As I pursue my studies and career, I take with me the relationships formed with friends from literally around the world. These people and cultures [have] opened my eyes to the abundance of gifts we can share with one another."

Christina Senger of Tulsa
 Daughter of Bill and Denise Senger
 Senior at Booker T. Washington High School
 Girl Scout for 13 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards.
 Christina plans to major in engineering or biochemistry followed by medical school.
 "Girl Scouting has taught me the importance of giving back to my community. My Girl Scout troop did our Bronze Award at San Miguel School of Tulsa. Despite the short amount of time I spent there, I already felt connected to the school, so when the project [ended] I decided to continue my work at San Miguel."

Madalyn "Maddi" Shires of Calera
 Daughter of Jason and Kim Shires
 Senior at Calera High School
 Girl Scout for 13 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, and is currently working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award.
 Maddi will attend Oklahoma State University to pursue a career in animal disease research.
 "Girl Scouts has taught me more about myself, my community and my world than any of the other organization that I have become involved with. Girl Scouts has given me many things such as courage to face the unknown. to deal with those younger than me.and to be a strong woman in today's world."

Sarah Towry of Claremore
 Daughter of Steve and Annette Towry
 Senior at Sequoyah High School
 Girl Scout for 12 years during which time she earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, and is currently working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award.
 Sarah plans to attend Oklahoma State University and pursue a career in medicine.
 "From my twelve years in Girl Scouts, I have acquired a deep knowledge of the person I am and who I want to become. I have found new skills and friendships that will last a lifetime [and] have been able to encounter new people and new environments."

These JLLS Scholarship Recipients will receive their awards at the 2011 JLLS Celebration Event in Tulsa on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Individuals are invited and encouraged to attend these events and recognize these outstanding young women. Individual reservations are still available and proceeds support the JLLS Scholarship program, in addition to other works of the Society.

For more information about the Juliette Low Leadership Society and how to become a Sponsor or Member, contact Paula Hubbs, Fund Development Specialist at Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, at 918-745-5201 or phubbs@gseok.org. Reservations and sponsorships may also be secured online by visiting www.GirlScoutsEastOk.org/JLLS.

About the Juliette Low Leadership Society: The Juliette Low Leadership Society is comprised of women of purpose and power who open doors and create pathways for young women to pursue. Each year, the Society funds a variety of Girl Scout leadership programs and a higher education scholarships for girls across eastern Oklahoma