Temecula teen wins national Girl Scout honor

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The 2019 National Gold Award Girl Scouts were celebrated at Microsoft’s flagship location in New York City on International Day of the Girl Oct. 11. Isabella Madrigal speaks to the crowd during the event. Courtesy photo
Isabella Madrigal of Temecula, a member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians, and senior at Orange County School of the Arts and enrolled in the Acting Conservatory, was recently one of 10 girls chosen nationally to receive the National Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of America. She was chosen for the prestigious award for having written, directed and performed a play about indigenous women who have gone missing or were killed. “Menil and Her Heart” incorporates traditional Cahuilla stories woven into the contemporary issue of missing and murdered indigenous women. “Initially I thought that it would kind of be about the lack of native representation in the arts,” Madrigal said. “I go to a performing arts high schoo
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