River Valleys’ Girl Scout Pieper is anything but an average freshman at Farmington High School. She takes an active role in Girl Scouts, rides horses, plays saxophone in her school marching band, is involved in student council, plays softball and basketball, and most recently, was named Miss Teen Dakota County. With everything on her plate, Pieper still manages to find time to enjoy her family and friends and maintain a 4.0 grade point average.
As Miss Teen Dakota County, Pieper’s platform focuses on the importance of healthy nutrition and exercise for kids. As a member of the basketball and softball teams, Pieper has learned first-hand the significance and positive results of exercise for kids.
Regarding nutrition, both proper eating and having enough food to eat are important issues among children. Pieper and her Girl Scout troop have taken many trips to their local Feed My Starving Children location to help hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.
“Feed My Starving Children is an interesting experience because you get to learn about how the nutritious food you’re packing will help these children,” explains Pieper. “My troop gets really into it, and we make a friendly competition to see who can pack the most food the quickest.”
Another tradition Pieper enjoys about Girl Scouts is attending camp. Pieper has spent her summers serving as a role model and leader for younger girls at Girl Scout camps. She is already looking forward to this summer when she will return to camp.
When not busy with Girl Scouts activities, Pieper will spend time this year as Miss Teen Dakota County, making appearances, giving special presentations and assisting with civic and non-profit oriented projects.