11/20/11 — Girl Scouts attend convention

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Girl Scouts attend convention

By From staff reports
Published in News on November 20, 2011 1:50 AM

Two Wayne County Girl Scouts were among thousands who attended the organization's 52nd annual national convention recently in Houston, Texas.

Aaliyah Tate, the daughter of Shirley Hoyt and Girl Scout Membership Executive Grazia Mostella, both of Goldsboro, were among the attendees at the 52nd annual Girl Scout Convention held in Houston, Texas.

Eighteen Girl Scouts representing the North Carolina Coastal Pines attending the convention. Ms. Tate was among eight GS-NCCP girls attending the Girl Scout Leadership Institute. The leadership institute brought together 1,200 Girl Scouts who are recognized as leaders in their councils to take action on matters that touch the future of the Girl Scout movement.

During the convention, Tate, Mostella and other delegates elected the officers and members at large who will lead Girl Scouts into the next century.

During the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, Tate and other girls focused on global connections, leadership and innovation in marketing, business, and technology and science.

Tate, a member of Troop 122, is a junior at Wayne Early College High School in Goldsboro. A former World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts leader in Italy and Spain, Mostella has served as a Girl Scout membership executive since 2000. She has held positions as director of NATO Southern Region Child Care Center and operational manager/training coordinator for the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Child Development Center.