My name is Emma Conroy of Golden

Girl Scout, Golden High Schooler

Posted 12/21/18

Girl Scout Troop 302 I've been a Girl Scout since the second grade. I really love my troop because we're a great group of girls. We're Troop 302. There's four of us, and I've been with two of the …

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My name is Emma Conroy of Golden

Girl Scout, Golden High Schooler

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Girl Scout Troop 302

I've been a Girl Scout since the second grade. I really love my troop because we're a great group of girls. We're Troop 302. There's four of us, and I've been with two of the other girls since the second grade.

We just finished decorating the wreathes for the Golden Optimists' annual tree sale. We love doing that each year. And now we're getting ready for cookie sales, which is also always a lot of fun.

Taking the mystery and fear out of getting an EEG

This January, I'll be meeting with the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee to present my Gold Award project, which is the final step of earning my Gold Award.

I've been working on my Gold Award project for two years. It is an educational video on how to have an electroencephalogram (EEG) done in childhood or as a teen. An EEG is a test to diagnose epilepsy.

I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 3, and since, I've had five EEGs.

My most recent seizure was abnormal and doctors requested an EEG. I hadn't had one in years at that time. I knew my Gold Award was coming up, and I thought it would be a good educational tool for others if they could see someone else going through the experience. So, we got permission from my EEG tech to film my test for my Gold Award project.

My hope is that my video educates people on what an EEG is, and that it takes away some of the mystery and fear of getting one done.

The Gold Award requires each girl to measure the impact of her project. I got to show my video at the Epilepsy Foundation's open house on Dec. 12. But, I also need to reach a goal of 700 views and/or 100 likes on my video by Dec. 31.

One hundred books a year

I'm a ballet dancer at the Arvada Center. I've been dancing for about nine years. I like the structure of ballet and I love performing.

I also like to read, and I've read a little of everything. In seventh grade, I set a goal for myself to read 100 books every year. But this year, I bumped up my goal by three books, just to keep advancing my reading skills.

I am 17 and I'm a junior at Golden High School.

After high school, I plan to go to college, then medical school, to eventually become a pediatric neurologist. I feel that I could really make a difference in children's lives with this career.

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