'Gold Award' Girl Scout Blasts School Board For Censoring Her Project

By Carver Malone | April 30, 2024

Book banning

In Hanover County, Virginia, a high school student raised concerns about her Gold Award Girl Scout project being "censored" by the local school board, despite them outwardly praising her accomplishment.

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via Richmond News Channel 6

Kate Lindley, a Girl Scout, received the prestigious "Gold Award" for her efforts in combating book banning in her community. 

Hanover Board of Supervisors

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via WTVR CBS 6

However, the Hanover Board of Supervisors, known for its history of “de-selecting” books, omitted any reference to book banning from her personal statement when acknowledging the achievements of the four girls who completed projects this year.