Left to right: All Bellaire students: Devin Barrera, 16, senior; Allie Baumgarten, 17, junior; Caroline Hinze, 16, junior; Alex Fowler, 15, sophomore; Natalie Dorman, 16, junior; Anna Hiram, 17, junior; Lessica Lartigue, 15, sophmore.
Caroline Hinze, a 16-year-old cheerleader from Bellaire High School, decided to make a doctor’s visit a more positive and fun experience, so she renovated the children’s playground area at the Legacy Southwest Clinic located at 6441 High Star.
Hinze assembled a group of family and friends and together they moved mulch, sanded and primed to get the playground facility ready for the final improvements that were completed on Oct. 22.
She needed 60 volunteer hours to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor for a girl scout.
Caroline Hinze said, “I’ve been a girl scout since I was 5 years old in kindergarten. Only 5 percent of all girl scouts ever complete the Gold Award. In addition to Girl Scouts, my schedule at Bellaire High School is filled with cheerleading and Bellaire Belles. What I’ve learned is time management.”