On September 22, Deanna Rohrbacher earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, joining the ranks of generations of young women who have made a difference both locally and globally. The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts and therefore is a significant individual achievement.
For her service project, Deanna aimed to educate the students of West Babylon Junior High School about birds indigenous to the region. She installed two bird feeders and two bird houses to attract birds for purposes of observation. Then she designed two murals with the likeness and descriptions of 23 birds commonly seen in Long Island. With the help of a couple friends she meticulously hand painted each of the birds. She also designed and constructed a podium that houses a booklet full of fun facts about each of these 23 birds.
Pictured from left to right is Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Gold Award Recipient Deanna Rohrbacher, Tax Receiver Corinne DiSomma, and Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez.