Good Deed Award

Emily Graves, a junior at New Prairie High School, received the American Legion Auxiliary Good Deed Award at a recent meeting of Unit 297 auxiliary in New Carlisle from president Elaine Colalillo.

Emily is the founder of Cookies for Soldiers, Inc. When she was six, she started purchasing Girl Scout Cookies to share with troops serving in harm’s way.

Since then, as a ten-year Girl Scout member, they have shared over 30,000 boxes.

In addition to sending cookies overseas, they have welcomed home over 30 Honor flights with cookies and a hug. She has also attended many other events recognizing veterans who have served from WWII to the present.

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