Christiana Cesare and Leanne Epstein, both of Raleigh, have received the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
For her Silver Award, Christiana, 15, designed a personal workbook for children in foster care. Christiana made the books after realizing that many children in the foster care system attend regular therapy sessions but have few tools available at home to help them process their experiences.
Christiana is in the ninth grade at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark A. Cesare and a member of Girl Scout Troop 1032 led by Mardi Ditenhafer and Michelle Graves.
For her Silver Award, Leanne, 14, worked with Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center to provide handmade coloring books, hats, blankets, bracelets, headbands and pillows to patients. Leanne was inspired by the experience of a family member who went through a serious illness and hospitalization.
Leanne is in the ninthgrade at Heritage Middle in Wake Forest. She is the daughter of Darren and Lori Epstein and is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1335 led by Martine Beck.