The Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners recognized Victoria Lazur, an Upper St. Clair High School senior, for her attainment of the Girl Scout Gold Award on Monday night.
The Gold Award is the highest recognition for achievement issued by the Girls Scouts of USA that a girl scout between the ages of 14 and 18 can earn.
Lazur organized a project to replace the plastic bottled waters with aluminum water bottles for her high school crew team, which led her to organize a recycling program for the Scholastic Springs Regatta at Moraine State Park.
"It eliminated a lot of waste and reduced our carbon footprint," Lazur said.
Lazur is also a member of the National Honor Society, a high honor roll student, a student council senator and president of the environmental club.
Bob Orchowski, the president of the board of commissioners, said Lazur was only the second girl scout to receive this honor since he began serving as a commissioner in 1998.