For her Gold Award project, Anushka created mile markers and maps for Kiwanis Park, a local nature trail and park. She graphically designed 2 maps that detailed different trail routes and handmade 14 mile markers installed throughout the park. Anushka worked with Columbia Parks and Recreation, as well as Columbia businesses to create and implement the project.
"While working on my Gold Award, I enjoyed engaging with my community. Kiwanis Park is surrounded by a residential area and over the course of my project, I met with many of the community members from the neighborhood to discuss my project and get feedback about my map designs and mile markers. I met community organizations, like the Kiwanis Club, and gained meaningful relationships with the Columbia community and businesses. My project required strict deadlines and promoted my ability to communicate with business owners, community members, and city officials. I further developed these skills which allowed me to create and implement an effective and efficient project." - Anushka