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Story Last modified at 9:02 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011



JoEllen Walters of Eagle River received her Gold Award April 8 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. Walters, a senior at Chugiak High School, was one of five girls recognized as 2011 Women of Distinction honorees by the Girl Scouts of Alaska. She completed the project of helping to teach people how to properly dispose of prescription medications. She partnered with a number of other agencies and pharmacies to publicize a RX Drug Take Back event in Anchorage, and is hosting a prescription disposal event at Fred Meyer in Eagle River on April 30.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.