Senior Girl Scout works toward Gold Award

Serenity Cervantes works on her Girl Scout Gold Award project at the Alhambra Historical Society.

Serenity Cervantes, a Senior Girl Scout from Alhambra/Monterey Park Troop 4671 and a sophomore at Alhambra High School, has been working on her Girl Scout Gold Award project at the Alhambra Historical Society and Museum under the direction of museum President Rose Marie Turney-Markus. “As a history lover, I found a project that I could be passionate about,” Serenity said. “When I set out to help the Historical Society with the many mounds of historical document files that needed research, I never imagined how wonderful it would be to have a project that would also allow me to learn about the history of Alhambra and the people and events that played an important role in our city’s history.”  

The Alhambra Historical Society’s historical documents, artifacts, and photos are housed in 11 rooms with over 150 years of information. “With over 100 hours of research, Serenity has completed working on document files that pertain to the history of our city, schools, and churches,” Ms. Turney-Markus said. “She has implemented a new document filing system and created a guidebook that will enhance the preservation of the city’s historical document files for many years to come. For this we are very grateful.”

“By learning about the history of our city’s humble beginnings and the people who built it to be the Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley, we can only learn to appreciate the necessity to continue to preserve our city’s rich heritage and landmarks by taking a look through the historical resources housed at the Alhambra Historical Society and Museum,” Serenity said. “My project helped me realize that I could definitely be of service to my community. I encourage other youth to do the same.”

Serenity looks forward to completing high school and attending a four-year college to major in educational psychology.  


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Apr 2020


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