Apex student earns Eagle Scout rank
Sullivan Figursky became an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting, on Feb. 19. For his project, he planned and installed a bench and trees at the Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center in Efland. Sullivan, a senior at Apex High School, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 226.
Cary Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank
Boy Scout Troop 210 of Cary held a ceremony on Jan. 4 to recognize 12 Eagle Scouts, the largest Eagle ceremony in the troop’s history. The Eagle Scouts are Walker Adams, Vaughn Burgess, Josh Dickerson, Zak Dickerson, Nick Hawk, Brandon Hogan, Andrew Hoyle, Stuart McGahey, Patrick O’Neill, Nick Smedley, Andrew Taylor and Matt Thornton.
Cary Girl Scouts earn Silver Awards
Gabriella Barcinas of Cary, the daughter of Gaspar and Tanya Barcinas, earned the Silver Award, the second-highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her project, Gabriella made informational brochures for AniMall Pet Adoption and Outreach Center. She is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1860 led by Wanda Schramm.
Sally Hammer of Cary, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Philip Hammer, earned the Silver Award by designing and starting two compost bins at Jordan Oaks, a senior-living community in Cary. She also taught the manager and kitchen staff how to use the bins and made fliers for residents to explain the project. Sally is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1149 led by Tina Hammer.
Shelby Exum, the daughter of Jenny and Daniel Exum, earned the Silver Award for her work with Read and Feed, a program that provides tutoring and meals to children. Shelby hosted book drives and recruited volunteers. She is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1149 led by Tina Hammer.
Cary resident completes Air Force basic training
Asia Johnson of Cary graduated from basic military training for the Air Force Reserve at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Johnson learned military discipline and studies, Air Force values, skills and fitness during the eight-week program. Johnson, a 2013 graduate of Panther Creek High School, is the daughter of Ashante Diallo of Cary.