Kennedy receives Gold Award
Claudia Jayne Kennedy of Raleigh was recently presented with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, Kennedy designed a program that enables senior citizens to help children in need of comfort. She worked with seniors at the Brighton Gardens senior center to make 38 blankets that were donated to Project Linus. She also created a booklet of service project ideas for seniors that retirement homes can use.
Kennedy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Kennedy, Jr. She is a graduate of Leesville Road High School and is a freshman at North Carolina State University studying animal science. Kennedy joined Girl Scouts in 2002 and was a member of Girl Scout Troop #154 led by Billie Joe Barbour and Suzette Brown.
LEGO League challengers
Three Girl Scout robotics teams from Franklin, Wake and Wayne counties recently participated in FIRST LEGO League’s 2014 World Class Challenge at South Central High School in Winterville.
The Legoettes from Wake County earned first place in the project category for their proposal of a mobile app which detects learning style and teaches vocabulary based on that information. They also earned 12th place for robot performance.
The Applesauce Agents from Franklin County earned first place in the core values category and placed fifth in robot performance.
The Hexo Squad from Wayne County participated in the competition for the first time.
The Legoettes and Applesauce Agents will advance to participate in the state championship in January 2015.