Elizabeth Hamblin: Stars & Stripes Award recipient


Elizabeth Hamblin:

Elizabeth Hamblin

Stars & Stripes Award recipient

By: Paula Green

Eighteen year old, Elizabeth Hamblin was bestowed with the Stars & Stripes Award on April 22, in a Court of Honor ceremony.  This honor is the highest recognition offered to girls by the American Heritage Girls (AHG).

Hamblin is a member of AHG Troop PA2551 sponsored by Orchard Hill Church in Wexford.  She is the first girl in her troop, and in the Pittsburgh area to earn this distinguished award.  She also is the 233rd girl nationally to receive this honor.

For her service project, Hamblin decided to lend her assistance to Heritage Presbyterian Church, located in Franklin Park.  She built a storage unit for them, so they could stow away their outreach supplies of logos / recharge decorating and program supplies.

Hamblin was excited to be given this prestigious award. “I feel it is a great honor to receive the Stars and Stripes award.  Since I am the first one in our troop to receive this award, I hope it helps others want to work towards this honor.  I thank God for helping me to be able to work through this process, so that I was able to bless Heritage Presbyterian Church,” Hamblin commented.       Hamlin has served in a leadership role as her troop hostess since last September.  She has earned a total of 22 merit badges and numerous other accolades since she has been a member of AHG Troop PA2551.

She has been homeschooled since preschool, and attends the North Hills Homeschool Enrichment program, where she is currently a senior.

As for her future aspirations, “I am looking to attend Texas Bible Institute for a year, then to Cairn University to study early education with a concentration in special needs,” Hamblin mentioned.

Hamblin is a member of Victory Family Church in Cranberry Township.  She has been involved with mission trips to the Dominican Republic.  She also participates in drama in her homeschool enrichment program and she is active in ice skating in North Park.   She resides in Cranberry Township with her parents Deborah and John Hamblin and her two brothers – Nathan, 22 and Michael, 20.