Local Girl Scouts have received their Gold and Silver awards, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Here’s what they did for their projects.
Jordyn Brown of Cary earned her Gold Award for educating her community on farm animal abuse. She created brochures, an article, and a video that provided information about the problem and how to help. She also assisted the Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge with building an enrichment garden for chickens and spoke about animal cruelty at the N.C. Humane Lobby Day where she was presented a Youth Leadership Award by the N.C. Humane Society. Jordyn is a junior at Research Triangle High School. She has been in Girl Scouts since 2009 and is in Troop 374. She is active in Cary Teen Council, National Honors of High School Scholars, Cross Country and volunteers at Piedmont Animal Farm Refuge.
Emily Roberson of Apex earned her Gold Award for educating high school and middle school children on how to cook healthy meals. She created cooking clubs where she taught cooking lessons, and a blog for lesson plans and recipes. Emily is the daughter of Amy and John Roberson and is a senior at GRACE Christian School. She has been in Girl Scouts since 2004 and is in Troop 1860. She is active in church, mission trips, puppets and handbells.
Charlotte Macko of Raleigh earned her Silver Award for addressing the issue of the declining bat population. She created and distributed an educational video featuring interviews from employees of state parks, museums, and nature preserves about the issue and how others can help. Charlotte is the daughter of Jennifer and Jeff Macko and has been a Girl Scout since 2007. She is a member of Troop 1252 and is active in dance, Graceful Expressions, Dance Education, South Bridge Youth United and South Bridge Fellowship.
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Amani White of Durham earned her Silver Award for tutoring elementary school students through local mentoring programs. She researched elementary education and interviewed teachers and discovered that many students need extra assistance. Amani is the daughter of Eddie and Avera White. She has been a Girl Scout since 2010 and is a member of Troop 1675. She is active on the Rogers-Herr Middle School cross country team and concert band and participated in the Durham County Public Schools Middle School All-County Band in 2016 and 2017.
Amulya Jose of Morrisville earned her Silver Award for creating pillows for patients at REX Hospital. She sewed some herself and then spoke at a sewing club to encourage members to do the same. The hospital relies on volunteers to provide these pillows. Amulya is the daughter of Jomy M. Jose and Suja P. Davis. She has been a Girl Scout since 2011 and is a member of Troop 416. She plays the violin in the Triangle Youth Orchestra, takes art classes at Rushingwater Studios and is a youth choir member at Lourdes Matha Catholic Church.