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Nine complete projects, attain Girl Scout Silver Awards

Abigail Germino
Abigail Germino

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

▪ Virginia Bruhn, Josephine Krenitsky, Abigail Germino, and Luisa Marin decided to give back to the Community Church of Chapel Hill, which provides their meeting space, by renovating the kitchen and living areas of the church manse. They repainted the walls in the kitchen and living rooms, made new curtains, and painted a quote about friendship above the fireplace.

Virginia is the daughter of Mark and Carole Bruhn of Durham.

Josephine is the daughter of Siân McLean and Tom Krenitsky of Chapel Hill.

Abigail is the daughter of Kelly and Mike Germino of Durham.

Luisa is the daughter of Stacia Payne of Chapel Hill.

The Girl Scouts are members of Troop 1244.

▪  Sydney Green, Hannah Kankelfritz and Lillian Riddle focused their project on animal welfare. They teamed up with Paws4Ever, an animal shelter, to provide booklets for new pet owners who adopted a pet from the shelter.

The girls made homemade healthy treats and toys for the animals at the shelter. They then created booklets containing recipes and instructions for pet owners to do the same. The Girl Scouts also spent time volunteering at the shelter and learned about the challenges of keeping shelter animals safe and healthy until they are adopted.

Sydney is the daughter of Roger and Kristen Green of Hillsborough.

Hannah is the daughter of Kristian and Tessa Kankelfritz of Hillsborough.

Lillian is the daughter of Robert and Catherine Riddle of Durham.

The girls are members of Troop 1476.

▪ Emma Breslin and Lindsay Vasold renovated the library at Cape Fear Christian Academy in Erwin. The girls set up a book donation program, created a catalog system for the books and added a book return drop box. They also updated the decorations and added four bookshelves and a desk.

Emma is the daughter of Danielle and Michael Breslin of Holly Springs.

Lindsay is the daughter of Jessica and Thomas Vasold of Fuquay-Varina.

The girls are members of Troop 1569.