Legislator Steven J.Flotteron (R-11th Legislative District) congratulated Senior Girl Scout Julianna Orkin, of West Islip Troop 1162, Service Unit #17, on earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest recognition a girl can achieve in Scouting.
While working at BrighterTomorrows, Inc. in Shirley, a human service agency dedicated to empoweringsurvivors of domestic violence through the provision of safe housing,supportive counseling, and legal advocacy services, Ms. Orkin realized what herproject would be in earning her Gold Service. She found there was a need for hygieneitems among the many woman seeking services so she raised funds to have a dispenserwith much needed products available in the women’s lavatory.
A graduate of West IslipHigh School, Ms. Orkin is now attending York College in Pennsylvania workingtowards a degree in Journalism.
“Her parents and GirlScout Troop leader were beaming with pride for all that Julianna hasaccomplished. I see a very bright future for this exceptional young woman,” saidLegislator Flotteron.
Pictured (L-R): SteveOrkin, Troop 1162 Leader Marie Poldino, Gold Award recipient Julianna Orkin,Nancy Orkin and Legislator Steven Flotteron.