Legislator Steven J.
Flotteron joined Ambassador Girl Scout Karalynn Cantwell along with her family
at the West Islip Library to recognize her earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,
the highest recognition a girl can achieve in Scouting. Karalynn wrote and
published a book about hurricane victims in the United States which she
dedicated to her Grandmother, Judith Maurer, who was a long-time resident of
the seaside community of Breezy Point. Her Grandmother’s home and so many
others were devastated during Superstorm Sandy which made her want to write the
book. She researched for two years and interviewed people who experienced devastation
due to storms such as Katrina, Irene and Sandy.
She is with Troop 2376,
Service Unit #17, first earning her Silver Award by organizing a book drive in
an effort to spread knowledge about Autism, especially among young people. She is
presently a freshmen at Pratt Institute studying Architecture in their five
year Master’s program.
Ambassador Girl Scout Karalynn Cantwell Gold Award recipient’s brother, Jack;
mother, Kristine; Karalynn Cantwell, brother, Sean; father, Tom and Legislator
Steven J. Flotteron.