Ad Spot

Jump, Williams and Colquett earn Bronze Award in Girl Scouts

MADISON – Fifth-graders Leah Jump, Maribeth Williams and Brooklyn Colquett at Columbia Elementary School completed a service project on campus to earn the Bronze Award in Girl Scouts.

Leah, Maribeth and Brooklyn designed and installed a hopscotch game on Columbia’s playground.

Girl Scouts USA introduced the Bronze Award in 2001. Scouts at the Junior level only can earn the honor.

By achieving the Bronze Award, Girl Scouts can collaborate to make a difference in their community, understand the concepts of leadership, reach out to new hobbies or interests for them and realize that small improvements for a community can make a big difference.

Leah decided to become a Scout six years ago when she was in kindergarten. Leah joined the organization so she could help other people. “My troop leaders motivated me (to achieve the Bronze Award) to help our school,” Leah said. “Students will have more things to play with” because of the hopscotch area.

Maribeth Williams, 11, has learned lots of lessons and new ideas since joining Girl Scouts in second grade.

Ten-year-old Brooklyn joined Girl Scouts when she was eight years old and has learned “you can encourage things for other people in our community.”

Brooklyn was interested in the Bronze Award “because I thought it would be very fun. What motivated me was thinking about how happy other kids will be.” Maribeth was interested in the art design for the project.

The girls received permission for their project from Columbia administrators. The Scouts’ supplies included stencils, paper and pencils, paint and brushes for the pavers. They needed shovels to slightly bury the pavers in Columbia’s playground. Their hopscotch project “will benefit kids by making them happy,” Brooklyn said.

Brooklyn’s parents are Tony and Tiffany Colquett. He works at Torch Technologies, and Tiffany works at The Surgery Center.

Maribeth’s parents are Chris Williams, who works for Arby’s, and Summer Williams, an employee at Central Office of Madison City Schools.

Leah’s father is Andrew Jump, who works at QTEC, and her mother Karen Jump works at Columbia elementary. Leah is proud that Columbia was ranked as number four among Alabama’s 718 elementary schools (according to NICHE, a national education research group).

Madison

Colee, DeFazio and Howard honored as city employees of the year

James Clemens High School

Like to try a different sport? James Clemens Girls Lacrosse Team has openings

Madison

Rotary spearheads efforts in habitat for Monarch Butterfly Project

Madison

Heritage’s Chander, Nuzman, Gowder and Rajput shine at state science fair

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 12, 2021

Madison

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Bob Jones High School

Joshua Lin, Nikhita Mudium named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Madison

Trash Pandas play home opener Tonight

Madison

Rocket City defeated 7-1 in Chattanooga

Business

Trash Pandas Underway

Harvest

Sergeant Major Bobby Lee completed several deployments to Middle East

Madison

Wild comeback leads Trash Pandas to first win

Madison

Emergency Water Outage – Highland Drive

Harvest

Moore performs in ‘Tinker Bell,’ works with models and Sparkman photographers

Madison

School board expected to vote on elementary rezoning plan tonight

Madison

Trash Pandas drop inaugural game 6-1 in Chattanooga

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

Madison

Trash Pandas season opener rained out

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

x