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9 area Girl Scouts attain Silver Award

Nine area girls have been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Here is what they did for their projects.

▪ Josephine Casey of Apex collected pet supplies, including blankets, food, cat litter and toys to donate to local animal shelters.

Josephine made toys, baked dog treats and produced a video and a flyer with information about pet adoption and the needs of animal shelters.

Josephine is the daughter of Mimi and Todd Casey.

She is a member of Girl Scout Troop 510.

▪ Anna Keyser of Wake Forest organized two volleyball clinics for beginning players ages 10 to 14 in Wake Forest.

Anna publicized her clinics through flyers, emails and personal phone calls and enrolled 13 girls in each of the two clinics.

The three hour clinics consisted of lessons and drills on the fundamentals of the sport.

Anna is the daughter of Richard and Stephanie Keyser.

She is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1658.

▪ Aubry Byrum and Megan Kowae of Cary organized a food drive for the Dorcas Ministries food pantry.

They distributed bags throughout the community and delivered the items to the food pantry.

The girls also made brochures addressing poverty and hunger and provided recipe cards with suggestions on how to prepare the non-perishable food from the pantry.

Aubry is the daughter of Dave and Alaina Byrum.

Megan is the daughter of Vicky Thai and Meechai Kowae.

They are members of Troop 990.

▪ Kate Dittmann and Grace Vincent of Raleigh focused on promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles.

They reached out to elementary school children to help them build a foundation for a healthy life.

The girls created a notebook of activities designed to promote eating healthy and exercising.

The notebook was provided to students at Hope Leadership Academy and the Girl Scouts gave a presentation to kindergarten and first grade students.

Kate is the daughter of Kim and Steve Dittmann.

Grace is the daughter of David and Robin Vincent.

Kate and Grace are members of Troop 28.

▪ Sarah Falkovic, Jennifer Nelson and Amy Westerhoff of Chapel Hill created a play area for children at the Community Church of Chapel Hill, the site of their meeting space.

Their project included digging, leveling and paving a recreation space on the church grounds.

They added a basketball goal and enclosed the area with a fence so the children would have a safe place to play.

Sarah is the daughter of Frank and Margaret Falkovic.

Jennifer is the daughter of Bonnie and Jeff Nelson.

Amy is the daughter of Wan Lan Liang and Jack Westerhoff.

The Girl Scouts are members of Troop 1244.