Michelle A. Cordova-Montalvo, a senior at Naples American High School in Italy and the daughter of Master Sgt. Francisco Cordova and Vivian Montalvo-Cordova, has received her Girl Scout Gold Award.
To earn the award, a girl must complete a project that is a culmination of the work she has performed while achieving the Gold Award, including leadership and organizational skills.
The project must fulfill a need within the community, create change and, it is hoped, become ongoing.
For her project Michelle, 17, learned how to use Kerzweil software, a program designed to allow non-readers, slow learners or students with disabilities to become independent readers.
After being trained by two computer technicians and a reading teacher, she taught students in the special education department and at Naples Elementary how to use the program.
She received her Gold Award on May 30.