Emily Anne Worcester
I, Emily Worcester, published this website and book as a part of my Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest achievements in the Girl Scouts, equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Award.
I have previously received the Bronze Award and the Silver Award in troops 65315 and 72406.
I attend the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School in the 2023 graduating class.
My four siblings, Jack, Sara, Kate, and Ted, are my inspirations and the ones I look to for support. I am a Captain of the Dover Sherborn Cross Country team, a track runner, a volunteer of various local nonprofits including A Place to Turn and Cradles to Crayons, a passionate writer, and an active alumni of the Project 351 youth service organization.
Ms. Judith Sargent Murray, a 18th century women's right activist who spoke her beliefs through the written word, is a great source of inspiration to me. Despite adversity and lack of support from most of the nation, Ms. Murray wrote to enact change. This inspiration has contributed to my passion for writing and advocacy using writing.
I am inspired by all of the Women of Sherborn who I had the pleasure of meeting during my interviews and those of our history who I did not get to meet, but met through their stories.
I am particularly inspired by Mrs. Pat Cassell, who I had the honor of speaking to in July of 2021. Thank you Mrs. Cassell, for all you did for the town, and for the lasting impact you made on so many Sherborn Residents' lives. I am honored to have met you.
Letter from Emily Worcester
Thank you for choosing this book. I ask that you please look after this collection and remember the stories that you read here today. You are soon to learn about dozens of amazing women. These stories will serve as a source of inspiration in your life for many years to come.
My intent for this book is to provide an educational resource for residents of the town and to offer the well deserved recognition for the many women who have contributed to our wonderful Sherborn. Please remember and honor them.
Sherborn Resident and Ambassador Girl Scout
Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me through this project.
Thank you to Mrs. Corinne Whitaker, my Girl Scout leader, who has led me through the years in the Girl Scouts.
Thank you to all those amazing women of present-day Sherborn who agreed to be interviewed and share their wonderful stories to all of Sherborn.
To the powerful women of Sherborn’s rich history who have brought greatness to Sherborn, despite not always having received the recognition they once deserved.
To Ms. Kristiina Almy, local Sherborn Graphic Designer and Artist, for producing the cover art and sharing her amazing work for all of us to enjoy.
To Mrs. Betsy Johnson of the Sherborn Historical Society, who provided me with historical references and the information about centuries of women and her own interview.
To Mrs. Claudia Rose of the Sherborn Business Association for supporting this project
And quite most importantly, thank you so much Ms. Margaret "Margo” Powicki of Sherborn, for spending countless hours as my project advisor. Margo went more than above and beyond in all aspects of her role, and provided me with her extensive knowledge, resources, and assistance to make this project possible.
Thank you all.