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Local Girl Scout wins photo contest

SAN DIEGO – A 5th grader from Kensington now has her face on a billboard towering over Downtown San Diego.  Maria Burritt is a Junior Girls Scout who entered the “Got Milk?” photo contest and finished in the top 3.

Girl Scout BillboardThe California Milk Processing board launched a photo contest for Girl Scouts last November.

The winners would each receive five-hundred dollars and a scholarship to go to a Girl Scout camp of their choice.

Maria’s photo entry pictured her looking through a telescope, studying the stars.

She was holding a glass of milk and enjoying some of her favorite cookies, Thin Mints.

“I love science, and one day hope to become a scientist, so that’s why I made my picture like this”, said Burritt.

And she said her brother, Ricky is her inspiration.

“My brother has epilepsy and autism and I want to be a scientist so that I can come up with a cure for epilepsy and autism.”.

Maria’s billboard, on the corner of 11th Avenue and B Street, will be up for the month of February.


5 Comments to “Local Girl Scout wins photo contest”

    Jennifer said:
    February 9, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Maria Isabella Burritt is my Best Friend. I am so so so proud of her!!!!!!

    Dawn said:
    February 9, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Nice job Maria. You're beautiful inside and out. Congratulations!! Hugs,
    Madison's mom (the girl on the far left).

    Lynne said:
    February 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    How can I purchase some of Maria's Funny Bugs cards???

      Janine Rojas said:
      February 19, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      Hi – please email me and I will put you in touch with Maria's mom – thanks. Janine Rojas, Girl Scouts S.D., jrojas@sdgirlscouts.org.

    Mary P Shinsky said:
    February 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    The entire Shinsky family is proud of you Maria! You go girl!!

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