"The Girl Scouts of Orange County celebrated the centennial with more than 300 guests at their third annual Celebrate Leadership Gala at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, where 12 women – all former Girl Scouts – were honored. You could feel the love and success in that ballroom! The women were amazing, and were paired for the evening with a current Girl Scout with a shared leadership trait. The women honored included Dr. Victoria Collins, Sophie Hall Cripe, Janet Toll Davidson, Kristina Dodge, Susanne Huffmon Esber, Tamara Fairbanks, Kathryn Glassmyer Cenci, Judy Koyama, Heidi Miller, Tricia Raymond, Barbara Roberts, and Sudi Shoja.
Overseeing the festivities were gala co-chairs Lee Ann Canaday and Dana Agamalian, with 2011 Celebrate Leadership Girl Representative and fifth grader Olivia Bobrownicki conducting a delightful interview about Girl Scout history and its programs with Girl Scout of Orange County CEO Nancy Nygren. There are 23,000 girls supported by 14,000 adults in the county’s GS program."