HAMPTON, Va. — The Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast honored several former girl scouts who have excelled in STEM fields during a luncheon in Hampton at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Posthumous honors were bestowed on three African American NASA scientists: Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughn. The women were featured in the 2016 movie "Hidden Figures." All three were girl scout alum.
The 2022 famous former honorees included:
- Dr. Meredith Borza of Patient First
- Kimberly Brush, Ph.D., NASA Langley Research Center
- Colita Nichols Fairfax, Ph.D., Norfolk State University
- Melanie Dare Garrett, HCA Chippenham Hospital
- Sara Mackenstadt, Osage, Inc., Sharon Martin, Old Point National Bank, and Lisa Riehmann, NASA Langley Research Center
A community partnership award was given to NASA Langley Research Center.
Girl Scout alum Janice Johnson, who was a member of a troop led by Mary Jackson, was the guest speaker.
13 News Now Anchor Janet Roach served as the mistress of ceremonies.