Three Triangle Girl Scouts have been earned the Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. This is what they did for their projects.• Kathryn Marie Alexander of Chapel Hill designed a website that provides detailed instructions for organizing a blood drive. She organized and ran her own blood drive and translated that experience into an instructional website for others interested in doing the same.
Kathryn is the daughter of Lorraine and David Alexander. She is a 2014 graduate of Chapel Hill High and is a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill.• Kashauna Elaine Pointer of Durham organized a Lupus support group in her hometown. Kashauna educated herself on the disease by attending the Lupus Summit in Charlotte, researching the illness and participating in monthly teleconferences. Kashauna advertised the support group on social media, via email, and through the North Carolina chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. She presided over the support group meetings and invited guest speakers to attend.
Kashauna is the daughter of Katrina E. Pointer. She is a graduate of Carolina Friends School in Durham and attends Davidson College. Kashauna was a member of Girl Scout Troop 1603.• Caitlin Rogers of Wake Forest sought to increase interest in science careers among middle school girls in her community. Caitlin recognized that there was a lack of interest in science among young girls, partly due to the stereotype that science is a field primarily for men. Caitlin offered multiple sessions of a five-day Girls in Science program to girls in Wake Forest. The program highlighted the achievements of female scientists and taught the kids about different fields of science.
Caitlin is the daughter of Carolyn and David Rogers and is a senior at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest. Caitlin is in Girl Scout Troop 1658.