Little could Diana Greymountain know that a path she stepped on in kindergarten 11 years ago would lead to the White House to meet the president.
The 16-year-old Page High School junior was invited to Washington, D.C., last May because of her Girl Scout Gold Award project and a video that captures the story of a Navajo girl who has grown through scouting to embrace friendships, her culture, school and community.
The video was produced through a grant she received from the Navajo Youth Achievement Fund, a program of the Page/Lake Powell Community Foundation.
“You have made such a difference in my life that I never would have dreamed of, and can never imagine happening again,” Diana told an audience at an Achievement Fund banquet at the PERA Club. She thanked the foundation for making it possible to produce the video of her quest to obtain her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.
On Oct. 4, Diana had her final interview with the Gold Award board and learned she met all the requirements. She is now among only 5.4 percent of Girl Scouts to achieve the award. She will be honored in Phoenix March 23 along with all the other Arizona Girl Scout Gold Award winners.
“With the generous help of the Navajo Youth Achievement Fund, we were able to tell the story of my project and my Girl Scouting life,” she said.
Navajo Generating Station plant manager Robert Talbot, a Page/Lake Powell Community Foundation Board member, said the achievement fund supports several Navajo students each year who participate in math, science, music, dance or accelerated academy summer programs.
“This lady has a remarkable story to tell,” he said. “The Girl Scouts program encourages values in young women to become strong, respectful, courageous and make a difference within their communities. Some of these young women inspire others through their accomplishments and awards.”
To see Diana’s video, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=O21u6zB1EwQ.
(This information was provided by the Navajo Generating Station.)
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