Girl Scout receives award for documenting Shoah stories: Michelle Greenfield, who graduated from Phoenix Country Day School last fall and is now a freshman at Princeton University, received the Girl Scout Gold Award last month for documenting the stories of Holocaust survivors.
Greenfield, a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, interviewed relatives of survivors and learned how their lives were influenced by the experiences of their family members. She then created a website where she published 12 stories, preserving them for visitors. So far, more than 1,000 people have visited her website, neverforget-neveragain.weebly.com.
This award requires a girl to stretch her skills and step forward as a leader to meet a local or global need and create a sustainable change, according to the Girl Scouts.
AVIV presents leadership award: Kelly Rostan recently received a Leadership Award from the AVIV of Arizona board of directors for her work as the organization’s social committee chairperson and treasurer. As social chair for many years, Rostan organized a variety of monthly activities that included outings to sporting and theatrical events, game nights, potlucks, brunches, parties, and Shabbat onegs and Pesach seders. She has also co-led many AVIV Shabbat services.
Lorraine Frank, the founding director of Arizona Humanities, was inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame on March 12. During her tenure at Arizona Humanities (1973-1989), over $3 million in grants and awards were distributed to support cultural programs across the state. She died in December 2005.