National Young Women of Distinction (NYWOD) is the designation, and special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue. -GSUSA
"The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout may earn. The leadership and organizational skills, sense of community, and commitment that come from "going for the Gold" set the foundation for a lifetime of active citizenship. This prestigious award challenges girls to change the world."
I can hardly believe that I have been chosen as one of ten girls for this tremendous honor, I am still in shock and truly grateful for this distinction.
Here are some links to Press Releases and articles as of today.
PR Newswire -- Press Release
Yahoo News -- Article/Press Release
Ad Hoc News (Germany) -- Article/Press Release