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Guyer student earns Girl Scouts distinction award

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Devin BrayDevin Bray has been named as the recipient of one of the top honors from the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.

On October 14 Bray will be honored as one of two Young Women of Distinction at the AT&T-sponsored Women of Distinction luncheon at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Bray will receive recognition for her outstanding commitment to community service and leadership. With the luncheon chaired by Katherine Coker, this year’s keynote speaker is Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit committed to inspire and equip girls with the computer skills and drive to pursue career opportunities in the growing IT industry.

As a senior at Denton Guyer High School, Devin Bray has been a Girl Scout in Troop 317 since kindergarten. Her Girl Scout adventures include camping experiences, lots of cookie booths, numerous service projects and even a trip to the Birthplace of Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia, during the Girl Scout Centennial in 2012.

Along with growing up as a Girl Scout, Bray spent 12 years as a competitive gymnast and competed in livestock shows where she showed pigs and lambs. She lives in Corinth with her parents, Don and Denise, and her younger sister Dixen, who is also a sister in Girl Scouting.

Bray plans to major in chemistry in college with hopes of becoming a hospital pharmacist after professional school.

“Devin and [awardee Sruthi Tummala] are two extraordinary young women who have made significant impacts on their communities,” said Jennifer Bartkowski, chief executive officer for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. “It is remarkable to experience the level maturity, leadership and dedication these young ladies have shown through their extensive community involvement and academic success.

“They are exemplary Girl Scouts who have put into practice the courage, confidence and character we strive for and definitely have made the world a better place.”

Funds raised during the luncheon help provide leadership programming to more than 26,600 girls in Northeast Texas in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), financial literacy, healthy living and outdoor leadership.

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