Northborough senior earns Stars & Stripes Award


Submitted by Lynn Somers, Coordinator of AHG Troop MA 0716

Northborough senior earns Stars & Stripes Award
Kaley Somers

Northborough – Algonquin Regional High School Senior Kaley Somers of Northborough has earned the Stars & Stripes Award – the highest recognition of the American Heritage Girls (AHG). In addition to living out the AHG Creed and Oath, award recipients have completed a number of requirements to achieve this honor, including earning a 16 Merit Badges; holding a leadership position in their troop for a minimum of six months; planning, developing and providing leadership to others in a 100-plus hour service project; writing a Life Ambition/ Spiritual Walk Essay and resume; receiving at least three letters of reference; passing a Board of Review.

As her project, Somers chose to serve First Concern Pregnancy Center in Clinton by revitalizing their basement area to provide safe and efficient storage space.

She has served as Senior Girl Leader and received the Lewis & Clark, Harriet Tubman, and Dolley Madison Awards while part of the troop.

A member of Our Lady of Loreto Parish, Troop MA 0716, Somers is the first girl in her troop, 626th girl nationally, and the second girl in the state to earn the prestigious Stars & Stripes Award. 

Somers, the daughter of Jeffrey and Lynn Somers of Northborough, will be recognized in a Court of Honor Ceremony this summer.

Somers is a member of St. Bernadette Parish in Northborough as well as the pianist for its Contemporary Choir. She is active in Steering Community, Drama Club, Color Guard and National Honor Society at Algonquin Regional High School.  

American Heritage Girls, Inc., is the premier national character development organization for young women, ages 5-18, that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. For more information, visit



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