Two Wake County Girl Scouts have been awarded the Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
• For her award project, Ashley Elwell of Raleigh created activity kits for siblings of patients at UNC School of Medicines Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. During visits to the unit, Ashley noticed that patients brothers and sisters were often bored and wanted to provide them with some type of entertainment. Items included in the age-specific kits were crayons, activity books, toys, pencils, journals and playing cards.
Ashley, 15, is a rising 10th-grader at Garner Magnet School. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Bruce Elwell and a member of Troop 882.
• For her award project, Taylor Tyson of Apex worked with students at Barwell Elementary in Raleigh to improve reading skills. Taylor used computer programs and an assessment tool.
She scheduled one-on-one instructional time with students from various track schedules and plans to continue her involvement by helping organize a benefit to raise money for additional books. Taylor, 15, is a rising junior at Apex High. She is the daughter of Alvin and Tara Tyson and a member of Troop 278.