Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas recently announced Conway resident Ashten Bailee Yarberry as a 2014 recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouting, dedicated to making a substantial change in young women’s communities. It requires Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (grades 9-12) to dedicate a minimum of two years to complete all requirements. With the Girl Scout Leadership Experience as its core, the Girl Scout Gold Award challenges girls to identify issues about which they care deeply and plan and execute a Take Action Project that will leave a lasting impact on the benefiting community.

Ashten is the daughter of David and Faith Yarberry and is in Troop 6687. Ashten built a "Living Periodic Table" which is displayed in the hallway of the University of Central Arkansas Department of Chemistry.

The recipients will be honored in a reception held on June 7 at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock.