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Township Committee Recognizes Marissa Creelman For Earning Gold Award

Marissa Creelman

At the August 11th meeting, the Township Committee recognized Marissa Creelman, a Hillsborough High School 2020 graduate and member of Girl Scout Troop 60786, for earning her Gold Award.  

Marissa’s Gold Award project consisted of starting a FIRST FLL robotics team at Auten Road Intermediate School for 6th Graders. FIRST FLL is a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology FIRST Lego League. Ten students out of 70 were selected to compete on the team. They learned about public speaking, teamwork and strategy. The project took 90 hours to complete and included all FIRST FLL team members, Hillsborough High School Robotics Team 75 representatives and mentors from the HMS FLL team. 

“The Township Committee extends our sincere congratulations to Marissa Creelman for having earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, an honor for both her and for those who have guided her.  We wish Marissa all the best in her future endeavors,” said Mayor Doug Tomson.

Marissa participated in the Hillsborough High School Robotics Team 75’s pit crew for the FIRST World Championships in 2017.  She was also a member of the National Honor Society and mentored at FLL summer enrichment.  This fall Marissa will be an incoming freshman at Belmont University, studying audio engineering. 

“Marissa serves as an example to the youth of Hillsborough Township through her achievements, leadership and community service, and we are very proud that she is a member of our community,” added Mayor Tomson.