Cara L. of Auburn
Bullying Prevention

I decided to do my Gold Award project on Bullying Prevention, because I wanted people to know the effects of bullying and how to prevent it.   I researched bullying prevention, then wrote and illustrated a bullying prevention booklet called, “Bully Busters: A Guide to Bullying Prevention.” My booklet defined who was a bully and who was a victim.  I described the signs and effects of bullying as well as ways to stop it.  My booklet was distributed to the District Attorney’s office and all the middle schools and libraries in central Massachusetts. The drawings were helpful for students with special needs.  During the PowerPoint presentations I gave at the schools, the students loved the drawings and learned about bullying prevention. 

A special moment was the positive reaction of students, who found my presentation and booklet informative, and recognized my work on the Gold Award. It made me feel happy that they believed in me. When I finish at Assumption College, I hope to be an art teacher and to continue helping kids.

Cara is a Presidential Scholar on the Dean’s List at Assumption College.  She is a member of the Assumption College Chorale, Band, Chapel Choir, Anime Club and Art Club and majors in Studio Art with a concentration in Visual Arts Education. 

Cara has earned an Honors Certificate in Western Civilization.  She works for Nonotuck Resources as an alternate caregiver for individuals with autism and is an intern at the Worcester Art Museum. Cara performs in Hanover Theatre’s Summer Theatre, and volunteers at Girl Scout Camp and the Autism Resource Center Camp. She’s been a Girl Scout Program Aide, Leader-In-Training, and Counselor-In-Training I and II. She has received the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards and the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.