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Boston teen wins Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Scholarship

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  May 14, 2013 01:45 PM

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A Boston teen has been awarded the 2013 Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts scholarship for her commitment to Girl Scouting and service.

Boston Girl Scout Treajour Abrams was awarded the scholarship at the organization’s annual meeting on May 7. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who “demonstrates a commitment to Girl Scouting and whose courage, confidence and character truly make the world a better place,” according to the organization.

Abrams, who plans to attend Temple University in Philadelphia in the fall, joined Girl Scouts as a Brownie in 2000.

“When I received my Brownie sash, I realized I was no longer a child but a mentally and worldly young girl who was accepting the challenge of making a difference in the world,” Abrams said in a statement.

Her mother and older sister were also Girl Scouts.

As a Girl Scout Abrams has camped all over New England, and has acted as an advocate for the council on the CEO Advisory Committee, which allows a group of diverse girls to come together and share their opinions and provide feedback to the CEO.

She has also attended a national Girl Scout conference in Texas on behalf of the council, traveled to Costa Rica to do community service, participated in an overnight entrepreneur conference, and represented the council on radio and television.

“I love speaking on behalf of Girl Scouts. They have done so much for me over the years and provided so much support. I tell everyone I know who is younger than me to join because it is life-changing and in turn you can change others’ lives too,” Abrams said.

Abrams also helped run a Be Fit, Be FaB program at Orchard Gardens Community Center where she taught girls to sew, walk a runway and to see beauty in recycled clothing.

She plans to enroll in Temple University’s School of Health Sciences and hopes to become a pediatrician specializing in oncology.

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