Friday, May 19, 2017

Ashley Plater: 2017 Girl Scout Humanitarian Award

Eight inspiring women from the Pittsburgh area, two outstanding Girl Scouts, and Girl Scout community-champion corporation GEICO will be honored at our Pittsburgh Awards of Distinction Luncheon on Wednesday, May 31 at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Proceeds of this premier event support Girl Scouts’ mission to develop courage, confidence and character in girls and to inspire the next generation of young women to become the leaders of tomorrow. Register now

Congratulations Ashley Plater, the 2017 Girl Scout Humanitarian Award recipient! 

Ashley B. Plater, a senior at Penn Hills High School, became a Daisy Scout in kindergarten and belonged to two troops: Girl Scout Troop 1530 in Penn Hills and also Troop 50597. In her mind, there is no such thing as too much Girl Scouting!

Ashley is also a Cadet in the Penn Hills Naval Junior ROTC program. Because of the leadership skills that she has acquired through Girl Scouting, Ashley has been able to demonstrate the ability to take command of a platoon, and was chosen by the commander and first sergeant of the NJROTC program to be the platoon commander for two years.

Ashley has also been elected as the state president of the Ruth Mitchell Tucker Girls Youth Department by her peers.  The Girls Youth Department is a part of Deborah Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Prince Hall Adopted, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The purpose is to stimulate interest in higher education, to enhance self-esteem, and to encourage involvement in community and continued personal growth.

Ashley will be continuing her education at California University Pennsylvania, where she plans to major in mechatronics engineering, which blends mechanical, electrical and computing technology with automated control and information systems.

Girls Scouts was the roots of all of these things. Through the leadership skills she has gained from Girl Scouts, her life was set on a fast track to success.