Margaret D. of Pepperell
Girls' Health Day Spa Fair

For my Gold Award project, I taught younger girls the importance of nutrition, fitness, skin and nail care, and self-esteem. I choose this project as I have always enjoyed learning health and beauty advice.  I combined this with my love of working with younger girls. I was inspired by my younger sister and her friends, as I learned that they wanted to hear about my experiences - the things I had learned and the things I had discovered through trial and error.  After a lot of planning and coordination, I held a Girls’ Health Day Spa Fair.  Speakers from St Joseph’s Hospital and Suburban Manner presented workshops. The girls really enjoyed Zumba.  We cooked together, using healthy recipes and enjoyed the meal we prepared.  The girls left with lots of information on the topics that we addressed and recipes to try at home. I learned many lessons during my project, including how to be flexible when plans change; some things did not go according to the plan, but the end result was even better. 

Margaret is a 2012 graduate of Bishop Guertin High School where she participated in the theater program. She is an artist at heart and loves being on stage, singing and dancing as well as costuming. She is an art student and guitar player. Margaret is very involved in her church, where she is an alter server, Eucharistic Minister and teaches religious education to the 4th grade class. Margaret participates in the Big Brother/Big Sister program and loves spending time with her little sister Hannah.  She participates in boxing and has earned her Jiu Jitsu green belt.  Margaret will attend Fordham University in the fall.  Her goal is to major in biology and philosophy. She plans to attend medical school and become a pediatric cardiac surgeon.