USC Girl Scout Troop Wins Gingerbread Contest
The girls of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 50557 tasted the "sweet” recognition of creativity with their award-winning entry in the recently concluded 10th Annual PPG Place Gingerbread House Display and Competition in downtown Pittsburgh. The girls, students at Boyce Middle School,
took 2nd Place in the “Non-Profit 10-13” category with their innovative “Camp Kennywood” entry. Using a combination of fondant, pretzels, coconut, and various candies, the scouts sculpted park landmarks including the Racer, Potato Patch, the dearly departed Turnpike, and the iconic Kennywood sign. The award marked the second PPG Place Gingerbread win for Troop 50557, as the girls also brought home a ribbon in 2008. The contest guidelines explain that entries are judged by volunteer community judges for “originality & creativity, difficulty, overall appearance & appeal, and precision and neatness.”
The winning troop members are: Mia Collis, Olivia Debski, Lauren DeShields, Alexis Feldman, Claire Leonard, Jenna McKenney, Brooklyn Pica, Taylor Quinn, Helen Ritter and Caroline Wolfe.
The troop is led by leader Kris Ritter and co-leader Dawn Pica.
Photo courtesy PPG Place Gingerbread House Display and Competition