Culver City teens receive high honors

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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.