FHS Girl Scout receives Gold Award

Emma Hamilton finished her Girl Scout Gold Award (the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive). Her project gave the city of Neptune Beach its first official state historical marker to commemorate the Girl Scout Beaches Little house. The Beaches Little House historical marker stands in Jarboe Park in front of the community center where the actual house used to be; it was torn down in 2017 after being located there for 65 years.
The process for the historical marker took many months of work, researching the historical significance, speaking to the city council to grant permission, then submitting all the requirements to the state historical society and speaking to the panel virtually in Tallahassee to prove this is up to the standards for historical markers. The wording also had to be reviewed and approved by the state to meet the standards. The Rotary Club was a sponsor of the project and donated money to cover half the cost of the historical marker.
Hamilton is a senior at Fletcher High School. She is involved in varsity cheerleading, the AICE program, is vice president of the National Honor Society and a member of mu alpha theta. She will attend Florida State University in the fall, majoring in premed.