Culver City teens receive high honors


Kennedy Green and Isabella Pando, Culver City Girl Scouts have been named “Emerging Leaders” by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in recognition of their outstanding extra-curricular and academic accomplishments.

Green has been a Girl Scout for nine years and has earned the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.

“I love what Girl Scouts does for the community, and feel that a great team is greater than a great individual,” Green said.

 Currently a student at Harvard-Westlake high school, Green wants to study political science or economics in college.

“I would like to pursue a career in politics as senator or governor to help improve the state of California. Ultimately, I would like to be elected as the first African-American female president of the United States.”

In her 11 years as a Girl Scout, Pando has earned the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.

A junior at Pacifica Christian High School, Pando won the English award last year, belongs to the Club Hope service club, and is a member of her school’s national and state championship cheerleading squad. She plans to graduate from college and become a physical therapist that works with children.

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts has spent the year 2012 celebrating a century of leadership with a series of marquis events happening throughout the country and within the greater Los Angeles area.

An award-winning float in Pasadena’s iconic Tournament of Roses Parade kicked off the celebration. In October, 6,000 Girl Scouts and volunteers enjoyed the outdoors together in a council-wide Camporee.

December’s “To Get Her There” event, with LA’s top female talent and 100 of our emerging Girl Leaders, will conclude a year of unprecedented programs and celebration.