Sandra Cisowska, a 2022 graduate of Duchesne High School, recently gained the remarkable and prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. 

The Gold Award is earned by a high school aged Scout who has dedicated more than 80 hours to address an issue she is passionate about, leading to a way that produces a meaningful and permanent change and provides innovative solutions to pressing and relevant challenges.

Cisowska, one of such determined change-makers, demonstrated her extraordinary leadership through a measurable and sustainable community service project. 

Recognizing that play is crucial for healthy development in children, Cisowska wanted to do her part to update the playground at St. Monica Catholic School in Creve Coeur. After researching playground games and sketching out her design, Cisowska led her team of volunteers to paint an obstacle course game on the blacktop. The obstacle course includes activities like jumping games, tightrope and hopscotch while helping students enhance their motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Cisowska worked with the school’s principal, maintenance crew and parent-teacher organization members for a plan to continue updating the obstacle course when needed. 

Cisowska was recognized during a special ceremony at Maryville University on Sunday, June 12.