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Girl Scouts of NM Trails honors supporters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Girl Scout Hannah Johnson of Angel Fire – named a top youth volunteer of 2019 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – will be recognized today during the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Annual Appreciation Luncheon.

Girl Scout Hannah Johnson of Angel Fire. (Courtesy of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails)

The event will be at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center at noon and feature recognition of many volunteers, donors and community members, organizers said in a news release.

Johnson, the middle-level winner who attends school in Eagle Nest and lives in Angel Fire, was nominated by Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails.

She took on a project to warn residents of her town about dangerous weather conditions, and also collected supplies for crews battling a nearby wildfire, officials said.

Her “Weather Awareness” project began when she realized last year that many residents remained unaware that dry conditions prompted a burn ban. She printed fliers about the ban and posted them around town.

She later created and posted fliers about possible flash floods, strong winds and lightning strikes, including information on how to keep track of hazardous weather and local conditions.

She also spoke with her town’s fire chief and bought a red flag for the department to fly to warn the public about wildfires, according to a news release.

bright spotFor the The Prudential Spirit of Community Award, she will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., according to a news release.

In May, she will join the top honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events.

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