Missouri Teen Honored by Girl Scouts For IH Advocacy
Young woman with IH exemplifies "courage, confidence and character"
April 23, 2009—Missouri resident Hanna Richardson was recently awarded the 2009 Girl of Distinction award in the category of Inspiration from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, for her work as an IH advocate. The award is given annually to 20 girls and women who display “courage, confidence and character,” and whose efforts make the world a better place. The Girls of Distinction each received a $500 scholarship.
Hanna, who was diagnosed with IH at age 4, has educated her classmates about the disorder through many activities, including an annual chocolate sale with her Troop to raise money for IH research. She and her family continue their mission to bring IH to the public’s attention. Check out the Richardson’s latest efforts.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri serves more than 65,000 girls in the City of St. Louis and 28 surrounding Missouri counties. Congratulations Hanna!