Temecula Girl Scout wins national award

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Isabella Madrigal of Temecula is one of 10 Girl Scouts from across the country selected to receive the National Gold Award. (Girls Scouts of America)

TEMECULA (CNS) – Two Girl Scouts from Temecula and Placentia have won a national award, a first for the Orange County chapter in the same year, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
Megan Loh of Placentia and Isabella Madrigal of Temecula are among 10 Girl Scouts from across the country selected to receive the National Gold Award, said Elizabeth Fairchild of Girl Scouts of Orange County.
The award is given to high school-aged scouts who demonstrate leadership in developing solutions to local, national or global issues.
Isabella, a member of the Cahuilla tribe, likes to act and tell stories. When she had trouble finding acting gigs that mirrored her own experiences, she wrote, directed and performed a play about indigenous women who have gone missing or were killed.
Megan formed GEARup4Youth, a nonprofit supporting girls’ interests in science, technology, engineering and math and started the first girls-only robotics classes at local Boys & Girls Clubs, Fairchild said. She also published a book, “Easy STEM Activities You Can Do At Home.”