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Earlham sophomore featured on cover of new lemon shortbread Girl Scout cookies

February 05, 2020

Serena Pisacano, a sophomore geology major from Philadelphia, is featured on the cover of the latest variety of Girl Scout cookies.

She was one of three scouts chosen nationwide to be featured on the boxes of Lemonades and Lemon-Ups. She is pictured wearing a hard hat and safety glasses, and holding a solar panel that she installed on the site of a Girl Scouts camp in New Jersey.

“The Girl Scouts place a strong emphasis on STEM-related fields and I’m really glad that they chose to picture me doing something that generates clean sources of energy,” Pisacano says. “I could see myself doing something like this for a career.”

Pisacano is an effective multitasker on campus, something she learned through scouting. In addition to geology, she also studies chemistry and music, competes on both the women’s lacrosse and cross county teams, and is a member of the College’s equestrian co-op. She also is a lifeguard and, until last semester, worked as a part-time EMT for the Richmond Fire Department.

Serena Pisacano with Richmond Girl Scouts“The Girl Scouts has been a huge part of my life,” Pisacano says. “I learned skills and how to set goals that have carried me through to college and have helped me be successful here, too.”

A Girl Scout since the sixth grade, Pisacano entered a contest during her senior year of high school to be selected for the cover of the cookie boxes. In her application, she emphasized her involvement in her troop more so than her cookie-selling techniques.

“I don’t think I won because of how many cookies I sold,” Pisacano says. “I only sold 600 boxes, but I sold them all myself – and I’m proud of that.

“I was involved with my troop a lot,” she says. “I earned the bronze, silver and gold awards in Girl Scouts. I think they also recognized my leadership for the work I do with the Girl Scout’s summer camp.”

Pisacano recently spoke to hundreds of local Girl Scouts in the Richmond area. Cookie sales run through this spring.

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Earlham College, a national liberal arts college located in Richmond, Indiana, is a College That Changes Lives. We aspire to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences. We expect our students to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and actively seek insights from differing perspectives. The values we practice at Earlham are rooted in centuries of Quaker tradition, but they also constitute the ideal toolkit for contemporary success.

Princeton Review ranks Earlham in the Top 15 nationally for Best Classroom Experience, and U.S. News & World Report recognizes the College as one of the nation’s “Most Innovative Schools,” and ranks EC 7th for the percentage of international students on campus, 25th for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” and 34th for “Best Value.”

Brian Zimmerman is director of media relations at Earlham College. He can be reached at 765-983-1256 and zimmebr@earlham.edu.


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