Brandi Gilliam, Taylor Smith, Talayna Turner and Brianna Vann of Durham have been awarded the Silver Award, the second-highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
For their Silver project, the girls organized a one-day anti-bullying summit that included speakers, informational pamphlets and a variety of service vendors. Previously, the girls, along with fellow members of Troop 3750, taught peers in local schools, clubs and churches about the impact of bullying.
Brandi, a seventh-grader at Research Triangle Charter School in Durham, is the daughter of Gaylord and Brenda Gilliam. Taylor, in seventh grade at Githens Middle School in Durham, is the daughter of Tommy and Odilean Smith. Talayna, a seventh-grader at Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, is the daughter of Tonya Turner. Brianna is the daughter of Shane and Sherry Vann and is in eighth grade at Research Triangle Charter School.