Fairfield sisters earn Girl Scouts’ Gold Award
Published 6:15 am, Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Caroline Carrano, a 2015 graduate of Fairfield Ludlowe High School, worked on a project during her senior year to encourage middle school students to continue with music in high school. She organized a club called Music Mentors, in which high school music students met with the Roger Ludlowe Middle School eighth-grade band weekly. As a result, there was a record number of freshman band students at the start of this school year, according to the award announcement.
Isabella Carrano, a senior at Fairfield Ludlowe, established a tutoring program involving students at the high school and Caroline House, a nonprofit organization in Bridgeport. The Ludlowe students helped to tutor children in reading and math after school. The Bridgeport teachers of the youngsters they tutored report improved attitudes and self esteem, as well as a greater willingness to learn, according to the announcement.
Both sisters have been active Girl Scouts since kindergarten. To be considered for the Gold Award, after completing prerequisites, candidates must submit a project plan that addresses a community issue and improves lives. After the proposal is approved, the Scout must successfully complete the project.
Caroline, a clarinetist, is a freshman at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where she participates in several music ensembles.
In addition to being an Ambassador Girl Scout, Isabella is a member of the National Honor Society at Fairfield Ludlowe, the Spanish honor society and the math honor society; captain of the school’s girls varsity swim team; a three-season athlete; a technology coordinator and robotics consultant, and music mentor.