Who’s That Girl Scout? Ellie Alloway

Like most Americans, Ellie Alloway will pause tomorrow to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

But tonight, September 10, Ellie will make an unprecedented contribution to the history of 9/11.

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Girl Scout Ellie Alloway, via Fox5 tv

Tonight is the premiere of Ellie’s documentary, “Ripples: 9/11 Reflections from the North Fork, NY.” The film draws from more than 100 interviews that she conducted with survivors over the past two years.

The 9/11 documentary began as her Gold Award project, earning her the highest award available to Girl Scouts. Then it grew and grew. She hopes that one day schools might use her film when teaching about the events of 9/11.

Meet Ellie Alloway: one of the Girls the World Needs.

For more about Ellie and her project, follow these selected links:

The Suffolk Times

Fox NY (interview)

©2021 Ann Robertson, writer, editor, and Girl Scout historian

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