Nicolette Pennisi of Raleigh has earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
For her Gold project, Nicolette volunteered with Special Blessings, a group that works with adults and children who have disabilities as well as their families. Working with two Girl Scout troops, Nicolette provided handmade cards for holidays and birthdays and a treasure chest filled with small toys. She also made lollipops for the annual Christmas party for the children and their families.
Nicolette, the daughter of Michael and Cheryl Pennisi, graduated this year from Millbrook High School and was a member of Troop 30, led by Pauline Haislip and Joanne Minori.