WESTCHESTER RESIDENT April Kacena has been a Girl Scout for 12 years and has earned silver and bronze awards.

A Westchester teenager has been named an emerging leader by Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in recognition of her extra-curricular and academic accomplishments.
April Kacena was among nearly 100 other Girl Scout emerging leaders who attended a luncheon and day of mentorship at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood Dec. 5. The event concluded a year of celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA.
A Girl Scout for 12 years, Kacena has earned such scouting accolades as silver and bronze awards, as well as a Leadership Torch Award Pin.
Kacena is an active member of her church and regularly teaches Sunday school.
She says that Girl Scouts has prepared her with the skills and qualities needed to strive to achieve her career goals.
The dedicated scout wants to explore a career in fashion and theater, and hopes to attend a college in New York City.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles serves more than 41,000 girls in partnership with more than 23,000 volunteers from over 350 diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernadino and Ventura counties.