Making a Difference

Manasvi Vora of 4S Ranch has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the organization’s highest honor awarded to Girls Scouts for demonstrating extraordinary leadership by creating sustainable solutions that address society’s greatest challenges. For her Gold Award project, Manasvi decided to take action to combat mental health stigma and misinformation. She led workshops and developed a website teaching how to recognize and treat depression and anxiety, aiming to educate middle school students and their parents.

Manasvi joined Girl Scout Troop 8725 as a Brownie and has also earned the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. She is a second-generation Girl Scout – her mother, Rupali Vora, was a Girl Scout in India. Manasvi will graduate with the Del Norte High School Class of 2020. Her other honors include the Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key award from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

Manasvi was among 61 Gold Award winners honored during a recent ceremony at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. “Gold Award Girl Scouts change the world for the better, and change it for good!” said Girl Scouts San Diego CEO Carol M. Dedrich. “Our 2019 honorees embody everything this achievement stands for.” For information on Girl Scouting opportunities contact Tracy Browns at, or visit