When it comes to giving back to the community, one local Girl Scout has gone
above and beyond. Hannah Wright of Blossvale donated the money she raised
through the sale of Girl Scout Cookies this past winter to two local causes
she feels strongly about.
The first is the Daron Malik Jae Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Mohawk
Valley Community College, which is in honor of her young cousin who was
murdered in November 2004. The second was the Madore-Grant Trust, which is
to aid a Westmoreland family whose home was recently destroyed by fire.
In an effort to keep Daron's spirit alive, Hannah Wright presented MVCC
President Randall VanWagoner with a check for $100 to go toward this
scholarship that is designated for deserving single mothers in Oneida
County, to assist them in building better lives for themselves and their
children through education.
Also present during this presentation was Natalie Brown, CEO/Executive
Director of the Foothills Girl Scout Council. Hannah Wright is a 12-year-old
member of the Foothills Girls Scouts who attends the Camden School District.
"The importance of this message is that she (Hannah Wright) is giving back
to the community in order to help mothers who are in a tough situation,"
This eighth grade girl sold 460 boxes of Girls Scout Cookies.