The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas hosts its Real Girls Real Women awards luncheon Nov.18 with pro tennis star Venus Williams as the guest speaker. The event also honors several area Girl Scouts, including Preston Hollow resident Marisa Salatino. She received the Gold Award, the Girl Scouts highest honor. She is one of five honorees at the luncheon, which includes Caroline Rose Hunt for lifetime achievement, Real Women Lynn McBee and Regina Montoya, and Andrea Noelle Emery, another Gold Awardee and high school senior in Coppell.
The Girl Scouts publicist had this to say about Marisa Salatino:
“For her Gold Project, Marisa conceived and provided leadership for the renovation and expansion of a garden at a low-income government subsided apartment complex for Chinese immigrants. The end result was a peaceful and beautiful environment for the residents to enjoy. Discovering the needs for this project while in China, Marisa returned to Dallas to create the garden, communicating with the residents through the Chinese language. She raised funds for the project by singing in Chinese at a Chinese church. Most recently, Marisa she spent her summer teaching English at a school in China. Marisa serves her local community through participation in organizations such as Operation Kindness, National Charity League, and the TeenAge Communications Theatre. She enjoys playing Suzuiki violin, fencing, drama and voice. Marisa is a Girl Scout Juliette and is currently a sophomore at The Hockaday School.”
Proceeds from the luncheon will support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience which serves nearly 35,000 girls through STEM education, the Hispanic Welcome Initiative, Outdoor Leadership and the Gift of Girl Scouting.
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