Girl Scouts Gold Award

Girl Scouts Gold AwardIt is our pleasure to congratulate Sophia and Grace Pohorence on their recent achievement! Both of these ladies have been very active in Girl Scouts and both have earned the Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girls Scouts of the USA, earned by Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. Only 5.4% of eligible Girl Scouts successfully earn the Gold Award.

In order to be considered for this award, Girl Scouts must complete a seven-step project that identifies and solves a community problem. The process includes:

#1 Identify an issue
#2 Investigate it thoroughly
#3 Get help and build your team
#4 Create a plan
#5 Present your plan and gather feedback
#6 Take action
#7 Educate and inspire

Sophia Pohorence:

Sophia researched and brought awareness of the Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

Sophia Pohorence

Sophia Pohorence

in conjuction with her time with the Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) of Firelands High School. TTTS is a disease of the placenta  that affects identical twin pregnancies. TTTS affects identical twins (or higher multiple gestations), who share a common monochorionic placenta. This results in one baby (this twin is referred to as the recipient) receiving more blood flow, while the other baby (this twin is referred to as the donor) receives too little.


Sophia will continue her education at Bowling Green State University.


Grace Pohorence:

Grace started a summer art camp for Firelands elementary students. This is her second year running the Express Art Camp for our young Falcons.

Grace Pohorence

Grace Pohorence

She enlisted the FHS Art Society students to design the lessons and staff the camp. This summer’s theme is “The Artist’s Studio”. Campers will explore how master artists such as, Bob Ross, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and many more. Camp runs from 9-11:30 am Monday through Friday, June 12 – 16 this year at FES.


This camp is for students enrolled at Firelands Elementary School. The camp is supported through donations Grace generated and a nominal registration fee per camper. The cost for the full week of camp is $25 per child. Applications can be found here: FirelandsSummerArtCamp2017Application (1)

Grace will continue her education at Lorain County Community College.

Sophia and Grace join their older sister, Emily, in obtaining this award. In 2015 Emily created Words for Worries which is a collection of art work and poetry from children who had a loved one going through cancer treatments.

Congratulations to all of the Pohorence sisters for their outstanding dedication to Girls Scouts and our community.