Tara Hamashuk, a Noblesville High School sophomore, has earned the highest honor presented by the Girl Scouts.
Hamashuk, who will receive the award in June at the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Girls of Distinction ceremony, worked locally on projects to address food insecurity. She said she became aware of food insecurity within her community while volunteering at food pantries with her Girl Scout troop.
Working with Noblesville First United Methodist Church and Teter Retreat and Organic Farm, Hamashuk created an egg delivery service in the area. She trained family members and other volunteers who raised 22 chickens at Teter Organic Farm, 10980 E. 221st St., Noblesville.
Eggs from the chickens were collected, cleaned and donated to Dinner’s On Us, a weekly dinner at Noblesville First United Methodist Church.
Hamashuk said she plans to continue supervising the project until she goes to college. She also serves on the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana’s board of directors. She is the daughter of Pamela Boyd and Tim Hamashuk.