Silver Award recipients
Alicia Moreno of Smithfield has received the Silver Award, Girl Scouting’s second-highest achievement.
For her Silver Award project, she held a food and supply drive for the Johnston County Animal Shelter, and she built bird feeders for the Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center.
Morena is a member of Pine Level/Princeton Girl Scout Troop 1092, led by Tina Grimes. She is the daughter of Patricia Moreno and attends North Johnston Middle School.
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Also in Johnston, Emily Lewczyk and Corin Samples, both of Clayton, have received the Silver Award.
For their project, Lewczyk and Samples knitted hats for newborn babies at local hospitals. With donations of soft yarn and knitting needles, they knitted more than 100 hats.
Lewczyk, the daughter of James and Melissa Lewczyk, has been a Girl Scout since 2004. In addition to Scouting, she enjoys band and drama.
Samples, the daughter of Chad and Christa Samples, has been a Girl Scout since 2008. In addition to Scouting, she enjoys band and horseback riding.
Lewczyk and Samples are members of Troop 672, led by Tina Patterson and Joyce Harper.
Retired banker on JCC board
Gov. Pat McCrory has named Bud Andrews of Smithfield to the Johnston Community College Board of Trustees. Andrews is retired from First Citizens Bank.
Scouting for a cure
Four Girl Scouts recently delivered mastectomy pillows and informational binders to the Pretty In Pink Foundation in Raleigh.
The delivery was made by Danica and Jessica Kidalowski of Clayton and Alexis and Bella Henry of Garner. They were accompanied by Debbie Kidalowski of Clayton, whose battle with cancer and association with the Pretty In Pink Foundation inspired the project.
Last October, the Girl Scouts attended a Scouting for the Cure event in Chapel Hill. They learned about cancer awareness via educational booths and fun activities. The girls stuffed more than 160 mastectomy pillows and decorated 100 informational binders to be given to breast cancer patients.
Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon with Duke Cancer Institute, founded the Pretty In Pink Foundation in 2004, and she was Debbie Kidalowski’s surgeon.
“The foundation does wonderful things to help women through their breast cancer treatment,” Kidalowski said. “They can focus on getting better and not have to focus on the financial burden of treatment. Everyone is so nice there and always willing to help. I am very thankful for the Pretty In Pink Foundation.”
The Girl Scouts’ participation in the Scouting for the Cure event and subsequent donations helped them earn the Think Pink Patch, which required them to learn about breast health, take part in a community event and interact with survivors.
Air Force trains North Johnston grad
Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriel L. Pate has graduated from basic military training at San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Kimberly Caudill of Clayton and Roney E. Pate of Smithfield.
The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, the Air Force’s core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Pate is a 2010 graduate of North Johnston High School.