NOW:53211:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
59°
H 59° L 55°
Clear | 3MPH

Shorewood resident earns highest Girl Scout honor with chess camp for girls

July 12, 2013

Milwaukee - Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) has awarded Shorewood resident and Girl Scout Anjana Murali the highest award in Girl Scouting–the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girl Scouts who receive this award are challenged to complete a variety of requirements and carry out a project that meets an expressed need in the community and beyond.

By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, Murali, also a girl member of the GSWISE board of directors has become a community leader. Her accomplishments reflect leadership and citizenship skills that set her apart.

As chess has been viewed as a male dominated sport for many years, Murali conducted a free two-day chess camp for girls ages 5-18 with the main goal of removing the gender disparity in the game. She also wanted to encourage more girls to play chess and participate in chess tournaments, and to teach valuable life skills through 64 squares. The 75 girls who participated learned how to play chess, competed in a five game tournament, and received chess and Girl Scout merchandise. The event drew a diverse group of girls with a wide range of skill levels, ethnicities, and locations who are now inspired to carry on the passion for chess and breaking gender barriers.

“I am the first person to start an initiative like this to empower girls in chess,” said Murali. “I have received a special invitation to join a nationwide initiative because of this project.”

A Girl Scout who has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award immediately rises one rank in any of the U.S. military branches.

This year, GSWISE recognized nine girl members for earning their Girl Scout Gold Award.

###

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organiza¬tion for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Ranked #4 out of 112 councils nationally in girl market share, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) impacts the lives of more than 29,300 girls in grades K-12 and 7,400 adults in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, and Washington counties; southern Ozaukee County; and East Troy in Walworth County. Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information, visit www.gswise.org, or call 1-800-565-4475.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Brown Deer announces selection of a new police chief 7/24

» 3 arrested after shootout on northbound I-43 Updated:  7/22

» Homestead baseball team stuns Bay, 10-4, to earn state berth 7/21

» Grand opening is Friday and Saturday at the Cheel, Thiensville's new Nepalese restaurant 7/18

» 6-story apartment building wins Shorewood approval 7/8

» Germantown's Finger blanks North Shore baseball champ Bay, 2-0 7/7

» Some Shorewood residents opposed to height of new developments 7/5

» Milwaukee man accused of seeking to deliver heroin to Ozaukee County 7/2

» Glendale dad charged with shooting sons said he was bullied Updated:  6/30

» Tree falls on man in Fox Point 6/28

» Stunned friends try to grasp shooting of Glendale brothers Updated:  6/27

» One killed, one injured in Glendale shooting Updated:  6/26

» Homestead baseball team gets help from G'town mistakes in 10-4 win 6/26

» Updated: Glendale man charged with shooting two sons 6/26

» New shopping center planned for Grafton 6/26

» Shorewood man charged with 13 counts of voter fraud Updated:  6/24

» Homestead football golf outing on June 30 6/24

» Free beer offered at opening of Hubbard Park Beer Garden 6/23

» Sprecher considers tap room for new building 6/23

» MMSD approves sewer service expansion in Mequon 6/23

» Storms force 336 million gallons of sewage into Milwaukee waterways Updated:  6/20

» Milwaukee suburbs Fourth of July 2014 celebrations 6/20

» 6 Milwaukee-area municipalities report sewage overflows Updated:  6/19

» Woman arrested after throwing pizza on a wall, pouring detergent on bed 6/19

» Social media photos of the June 18 storms around Southeast Wisconsin 6/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Local Business Directory

CONNECT