Local girl scout receives scholarship

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:53

    Stanhope — Stephanie Ly has been awarded a $6,000 Elks National Foundation Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship. The Stanhope resident was nominated by the Girl Scouts Lenni-Lenape Council for her 11 years of membership and the work she accomplished while completing the requirements for her Girl Scout Gold Award. To earn the award, Ly worked with Oprah's Angel Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to make a difference in the lives of others. Stephanie held teddy bear drives, tagged each bear collected with a cheerful message, and delivered them to the Angel Network to be distributed to young Aids patients. Ly is attending Lycoming College where she will study biology and business. She plans on becoming a pediatrician. Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls n all girls n everywhere. The Lenni-Lenape Council serves 12,000 girls in 61 municipalities in Passaic, Sussex, Bergen, Morris, and Warren counties. Through the enriching experiences provided by scouting, girls are provided with the opportunity to grow in courage and strength. For more information, call 973-248-8200 or visit gsllc.org.