Local Teen Named One of LA's Emerging Leaders by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Read about our local teen Emma Martinez who was just honored as one of LA's 100 Emerging Leaders by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.

Sierra Madre’s Emma Martinez has been named an Emerging Leader by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in recognition of her outstanding extra-curricular and academic accomplishments. 

On Wednesday, December 5, Martinez joined nearly 100 additional Emerging Leaders and hundreds of the most accomplished women in Los Angeles for a luncheon and day of mentorship at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood. The event concluded a year of celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA.

Emma has earned the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards and has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten. In her spare time, Emma is a member of Pi Alpha Chi. She also volunteers at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, and Interact Club of Sierra Madre. She also interned at Children’s Hospital LA. For her dedication to her community, Emma’s high school honored her with the 2012 Service Award. Emma dreams of being a registered nurse and hopes to attend either the University of San Francisco or University of Portland for college.

As one of the world’s preeminent leadership organizations dedicated solely to girls, Girl Scouts has developed girls’ leadership in an accepting and nurturing environment since its inception 100 years ago in 1912. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to every girl, everywhere, in grades K-12. For more information on how to join, volunteer with, reconnect with, and support Girl Scouts, visit www.girlscoutsla.org or call 1-888-GSGLA-4-U.

About Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts has spent the year 2012 celebrating a century of leadership with a series of marquis events happening throughout the country and within the greater Los Angeles area. An award-winning float in Pasadena’s iconic Tournament of Roses Parade kicked off the celebration. In October, 6,000 Girl Scouts and volunteers enjoyed the outdoors together in a council-wide Camporee. December’s “To Get Her There” event, with LA’s top female talent and 100 of our emerging Girl Leaders, will conclude a year of unprecedented programs and celebration.

About Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles serves more than 41,000 girls in partnership with more than 23,000 volunteers from over 350 diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernadino and Ventura counties. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is the largest girl-serving non-profit agency in Los Angeles. The council’s programs engage girls in the areas of Arts & Culture, Business Smarts, Environment & Outdoor Adventure, Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) and Wellness & Healthy Living. To join, volunteer, reconnect or support, visit www.girlscoutsLA.org or call 1-888-GSGLA-4-U.

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Sue Martinez January 28, 2013 at 08:55 PM
That's my girl! Way to go Emma. As always, we are so proud of you and your contributions to our community!


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