Six Wake County teens have attained the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
The Girl Scouts and their projects include:
• Gabriella Barcinas, 15, of Cary created informational brochures for AniMall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center in Cary. The brochures help people learn how to care for their new pet.
Gabriella is a ninth-grader at Panther Creek High School in Cary. She is the daughter of Gaspar and Tanya Barcinas and is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1860.
• Kathryn Butler, 14, of Apex addressed the issue of bluebird population decline. She installed bluebird houses at her church and throughout her neighborhood. Kathryn educated children at her church about the issue by using puppets she made, an original song she wrote and a model bluebird house she constructed to allow the children to see a bluebird house up close.
Butler, a ninth-grader at Panther Creek High in Cary, is the daughter of Andy and Sarah Butler. Kathryn is an individually registered Girl Scout.
• Gabrielle Carlin, 15, of Apex created games that are used by children with disabilities while horseback riding in the For Horse and Buddy Therapeutic Riding Program in New Hill.
The games are designed to promote physical skills and communication. Gabrielle also built horse jumps for the Tant Training Center in Fuquay-Varina.
Gabrielle, who is homeschooled, is the daughter of John and Diane Carlin. She is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1379.
• Shelby Exum,15, of Cary partnered with Read and Feed, which tutors underprivileged children and feeds them a nutritious meal. Shelby, a ninth-grader at Apex High, hosted book drives, collected books for children and helped recruit new volunteers.
Shelby is the daughter of Jenny and Daniel Exum and is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1149.
• Sally Hammer, 14, of Cary designed and started two composting bins at Jordan Oaks, a senior living community in Cary. Sally, who is homeschooled, taught the manager and kitchen staff how to use the bins and handed out fliers to residents.
Sally is the daughter of Tina and Philip Hammer and is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1149.
• Camille and Hanna Olson of Wendell constructed and installed two benches for a community park at 601 W. Third Street in their hometown.
Camille and Hanna, both 14 and ninth-graders at East Wake Academy in Zebulon, are members of Girl Scout Troop 1434. They are the daughters of Jon and Kim Olson.