Photos courtesy of Girl Scouts of Greater New York
Janine Wang receiving her award at the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards breakfast.

This Girl Scout from Flushing has a bright future ahead of her.

Janice Wang, 17, was named the citywide 2016-17 Future Woman of Distinction by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) on Oct. 25 at the organization’s annual Women of Distinction Breakfast in Manhattan.

 

“I’m so honored to represent the Girl Scouts of Greater New York as the Future Woman of Distinction,” Wang said. “This is an amazing organization and a great community of young women, and to be recognized as an example of the values Girl Scouts stand for is very special to me.”

A Girl Scout for six years and previous recipient of the organization’s Gold Award, the highest recognition within the organization, Wang is the senior patrol leader of Girl Scouts Troop 4570 in Flushing. There she plans activities for the troops’s 46 members and acts as a link between the girls and adult leaders.

Outside of Girl Scouts, the young leader stays involved in bettering her community: she has volunteered at Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston, New York Hospital Queens in Flushing and area soup kitchens.

“Service and advocacy is important to me because I’m very aware of all the opportunities I’ve had in life, including a great education and the Girl Scouts, and for that reason I am compelled to give back,” Wang said.

“Throughout her years as a Girl Scout, Janice has demonstrated tremendous leadership, commitment to making the world a better place, and drive to succeed at everything she does,” Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO of GSGNY said. “She has earned the title 2016 Future Woman of Distinction. We are very proud of her.”

A senior student at Hunter College High School in Manhattan, Wang is the president of the knitting club, Concerned Students for Animal Welfare and captain of the tennis team and has achieved a Gold Medal on the National Latin Exam for three consecutive years. She currently plans on studying Chemical Engineering and International Relations in college.

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is the city’s premier girls’ leadership organization and reaches nearly 28,000 girls ages 5 to 17 in every zip code of the five boroughs.

Wang receives the 2016-17 Woman of Distinction Award from GSGNY CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington and GSGNY Board Chair Michelle Clayman.

Wang receives the 2016-17 Woman of Distinction Award from GSGNY CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington and GSGNY Board Chair Michelle Clayman.

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