By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — A Girl Scout from Trussville is one of 10 in the nation to win a National Gold Award.
Alex Rudick is an ambassador for Girl Scout Troup 872. For her Gold Award project, Rudick was inspired by her cousin, Jessica Butler, of Moody, who was killed in a crash in 2017.
Rudick has made videos, created a website, talked with lawmakers about creating a hands-free law for the state of Alabama and consulted with the CEO of StopDistractions.org. Her videos have also been made available to Driver’s Education instructors statewide.
The Girl Scouts organization picks 10 National Gold Award Girl Scouts every year. The honor is given to those who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and have been able to have a “measurable and sustainable impact.”
To view all of the videos Rudick has made, and to see more information on distracted driving, go to Rudick’s website, https://onedistraction.weebly.com/.