Gold project digs up history
Sarah Dillingham Peterson of Cary has earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
For her Gold project, Sarah researched three American Revolutionary battles that took place in North Carolina and created a brochure about them for the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) organization. She also made presentations about the battles to local groups to help the community learn more about regional history.
Sarah, daughter of Grant M. and Brenda S. Peterson, recently graduated from Green Hope High School and was a member of Troop 1391.
Scout spreads word about Cary nature preserve
Amanda Reza of Cary has earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
For her Gold project, Amanda worked with The Friends of Hemlock Bluffs nonprofit support group to learn about Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary and post information about the park on its website and Facebook page. She also created a documentary for the preserve.
Amanda, a sophomore at Enloe High School, is a member of Troop 351 led by Tracey Coleman.
Teens serve in N.C. House
James Etheridge and Meredith Williams recently served as pages for a week in the N.C. House of Representatives. Pages deliver bills and other documents for lawmakers and help with clerical work and errands around the legislature.
James, a student at Grace Christian Academy, is the son of Beverly Etheridge of Raleigh and was sponsored by Rep. Edgar V. Starnes.
Meredith, a student at Cary Christian School, is the daughter of Don Williams of Cary and Angie Lock of Smithfield and was sponsored by Starnes.
Fuquay-Varina Scouts earn Silver Awards
Morgan Beatty and Kate Zidman of Fuquay-Varina earned their Silver Awards, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Morgan and Kate taught their peers about recycling with a presentation, activities and building kites with recycled material. They are members of Troop 1564 led by Kathy Olson and Kristina Ivey.
Apex residents earn Chamber of Commerce awards
The Apex Chamber of Commerce gave awards to three residents for their community service and stewardship to the town at the chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet on Oct. 24 at Prestonwood Country Club.
Laura Gaddis received the Citizen of the Year Award for her commitment to Alzheimer’s research, including raising money through her store, Guardian Angel Thrift.
Jack Lewis received the Louis C. Smith Hall of Fame Award for his service and leadership as chief of the Apex Police Department.
David Newton was named Ambassador of the Year for his work on the Apex Chamber Ambassador Team and within the business community.
Cary resident serves as SUVCW Camp Commander
Dennis St. Andrew of Cary is now completing his third consecutive year as Camp Commander of the Major General Thomas H. Ruger Camp #1, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), in Fayetteville. St. Andrew also serves as the senior vice commander of SUVCW’s Department of North Carolina.
His great grandfather was Pvt. Charles St. Andrews of the 142nd N.Y. Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army.