Waukesha Girl Scout Wins Nationwide Contest for "Rock the Mall" Pin Design
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast announces that Girl Scout Cadette Miranda Spindt, 12, of Waukesha, was one of two winners from a nationwide pool of over 250 entries in Hard Rock Cafe Washington, D.C.'s first "Girl Scouts Rock the Mall" pin design contest. "Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along" was held June 9, 2012 on the National Mall in Washington, DC, with over 250,000 girls and adults from around the world, including Miranda and her mom, in attendance. Miranda's design, which was transformed into a pin, was sold in the Hard Rock Cafe's Rock Shop during the event.
With the criteria of creating a design that supports the theme, "Rock the Mall," from the Girl Scout's perspective, Miranda's drawing included the body of a guitar with the official Girl Scout trefoil with the reflection of the Washington monument as it would be seen in the Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool, with the neck of the guitar representing the Washington Monument. The numbers, "100," are in red, white and blue to represent the nation's capitol, and the music notes represent music. "When I hear 'Rock the Mall,' I think of music," said Miranda. "I think music notes are the best way to incorporate that."
A member of Girl Scouts since the third grade and a 7th grader at Kettle Moraine Middle School, Miranda entered the contest because she thought it was a "really cool" idea.
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