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2 Girl Scouts attain Gold Award

Anna Twiddy

Two Wake County Girl Scouts attained the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. This is what they did for their projects.

▪ Kelly Harrings of Cary upgraded the kitten room and cat adoption process at Second Chance Pet Adoptions, a Raleigh no-kill animal shelter.

Kelly discovered that the kittens at the shelter were extremely active and had been climbing into the ceiling of the kitten room.

She closed the access to the ceiling and built a raised walkway to allow the kittens to safely climb and explore.

Kelly also donated a tablet to the shelter, which displays pictures of the available cats, allows potential adopters to easily search for a pet and submit adoption forms electronically.

Kelly is the daughter of Douglas and Darlene Harrings and is a graduate of Raleigh Charter High School. Kelly was a member of Girl Scout Troop 328. Kelly attends UNC-Chapel Hill.

▪ Anna Twiddy of Raleigh cleaned the grounds of the cemetery located on the property of her school, Trinity Academy of Raleigh. Anna and a small group of volunteers removed all weeds and dead leaves.

To ensure that the cemetery would not become neglected in the future, Anna publicized her work in the school newspaper, and the Beta Club at Trinity Academy agreed to clear the cemetery once a semester.

Anna is the daughter of Curtis and Kathy Twiddy and is a senior at Trinity Academy of Raleigh. Anna is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1836.