Youngsville Girl Scout earns Silver Award
Megan Saunders of Youngsville has been awarded the Silver Award, the second-highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Silver Award project, Saunders created a preschool library at the St. Catherine of Siena School in Wake Forest. She organized a book drive, decorated and stocked two bookshelves, decorated a wall, and prepared lesson plans and activities.
Saunders is the daughter of Jon and Amanda Saunders. She has been a Girl Scout since 2007 and is a member of Girl Scout Troop 616 led by Alana Ankrum, Patti Bartell and Amanda Saunders.
Junior League of Raleigh donates $8,500
To honor its 85 years of service to the Raleigh/Wake County community, the Junior League of Raleigh is donating $8,500 to the Sassafras All Children’s Playground.
The playground will benefit all children, no matter their abilities. Construction is set to begin this fall, and the park is expected to open in the spring of 2016.
Fashion Forward benefits local nonprofits
Belk Crabtree partnered with the Junior League of Raleigh to present the fourth annual Fashion Forward event Sunday, March 8. Proceeds from event benefit local nonprofits, including the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club, AventWest Children’s Mentoring and the Heritage Park Community Learning Center.
City of Raleigh program wins award
The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources has recognized the Raleigh Stormwater Management Division’s Sedimentation and Erosion control program as the Large Program Award winner. The award recognizes the Sedimentation and Erosion control program for excellence and effectiveness. The city of Raleigh also received the award in 2012.
Public Utilities Department names winners
The Raleigh Public Utilities Department has announced the 2015 Environmental Awards Program, Donna Jackson Trailblazer Award winners for the Emerging Professionals category.
Local college, university and technical college students were invited to showcase their creativity and talent by submitting a 30-second public service announcement. The winning submissions will be used as part of the city’s outreach and education program to raise awareness about the value of water.
The award winners are:
▪ First Place: Cassandra Cook and Jessica Turner, Shaw University, “Value Your Water”
▪ Second Place: Carson Nguyen, N.C. State University, “Fix Your Flap ASAP”
▪ Third Place: Korey Merritt, Shaw University, “Water Insomnia”
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