Girl Scouts earn awards
Sadhana Anantha of Cary earned the Gold Award, the highest award for Girl Scouts. She created a science lab for preteens to learn about diagnostic tests, part of her plan to introduce students to clinical science. She led a simulation of a diagnostic test and made a laboratory notebook with details on the project.
Girl Scout Kaileigh Ault of Cary earned the Silver Award. For her project, she held a clothing and diaper donation drive for Dorcas Ministries, collecting more than 5,700 items. She also made a guide for future volunteers organizing donation drives.
Jaime Fullerton of Apex earned the Gold Award. She remodeled a room for Ronald McDonald House of Durham, redecorating, paiting, cleaning and working with a technician to put in new light fixtures.
Allison Renke of Cary earned her Gold Award by working with Wake County public school counselors to make an anti-bullying program for elementary school students. She also led a presentation on bullying and prevention and led students in activities.
Karsten Griffo and Ryan Tsolis of Boy Scout Troop 213 earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting.
Karsten, who is a junior at Athens Drive High School, planned and led the construction of a garden shed for St. Francis United Methodist Church. Ryan, a Green Hope High School junior, led a group building exercise bars at Green Hope.
Four members of Troop 356, chartered to Holly Springs United Methodist Church, were named Eagle Scouts.
▪ Anthony Alachi, a graduate of Holly Springs High School who is enrolled at Campbell University, built a brick planter and reseeded grass at Holly Springs Elementary School to earn the award.
▪ Zac Coleman built benches for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard as his Eagle Scout project. He is a senior at Holly Springs High School.
▪ Jake Meier cleared overgrown land near the ball fields at Womble Park. He is also a senior at Holly Springs High School.
▪ Caleb Woody, a senior at Middle Creek High School, built vegetable garden planter boxes for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard.
Christian Lamb of Cary, a member of Troop 216, became an Eagle Scout by building a stone planter at Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School with other scouts and adult volunteers. He is a freshman at Wake STEM Early College High School.
Nathan Lembo of Cary became an Eagle Scout by designing and building storage shelves for Dorcas Ministries.
Campbell Lowman and Charles Lowman of Cary earned the Eagle Scout rank. They are members of Troop 216.
For his project, Campbell worked with volunteers to build benches for Oak City Outreach in Raleigh. He is a junior at Panther Creek High School. Charles, a sophomore at the same school, led volunteers placing sign posts in a garden at Mills Park Middle School.
Morgan Rathbone of Cary earned the Eagle Scout award by collecting, refurbishing and updating laptops and equipment for The Carying Place. The computers will be used by families in The Carying Place’s short-term housing apartments.