St. John Neumann students earn Girl Scout patches and medals

Four girls from St. John Neumann Regional Academy in Williamsport have earned their 100th anniversary Girl Scouts and Catholic Girl Scouting patch.

Josette Deck, Leland Barclay, both at the high school campus, and Sarah Kelsey and Cecilia Lutz, both fourth graders at the Elementary Campus, earned this patch. The Catholic Girl Scout patch was awarded to Catholic Girl Scouts who attended a workshop in the area to earn this special recognition.

Two of the girls went on and also earned a National Catholic Girl Scout medal, “I Live My Faith”. This medal was awarded to Cecilia Lutz and Sarah Kelsey, both fourth graders at St. John Neumann Regional Academy. The girls worked for several months to earn this medal and will be recognized by the bishop and other priests at a special Scouting Recognition Mass this spring. This award is focused on helping youth appreciate more deeply the place God and religion have in their lives.

Cecilia Lutz is in the Loyalsock Junior Girl Scout Troop 60221. This is Cecilia’s first year as a Girl Scout. She has attended St. John Neumann Regional Academy since pre-K.

Sarah Kelsey is in the Lewisburg Junior Girl Scout Troop 61280. Sarah has been in Girl Scouts for three years. She will also be receiving her Bronze Award as a Junior Girl Scout this May. She has attended Catholic school since pre-K and this is her first year at St. John Neumann Regional Academy.

Leland Barclay and Josette Deck are freshmen at St. John Neumann and are members of the Senior Troop 226 at St. Ann Church.

Liz Mahoney is the regional certified mentor for Catholic Girl Scout medals and patches. Mrs. Mahoney has over 12 years in Girl Scouting and has been a Girl Scout Troop Leader for three years.

She is the Religious Activity Chairperson of the National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts USA and Camp Fire USA.