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Silver Awards Recipients - 2015

The Silver Award is the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Only Cadette Scouts ages 11 - 14 or in grade 6 - 8 can earn it. It is the highest honor a Cadette girl scout can earn.

Below is a list of girls who earned this award in 2015.

Samantha Bramble, Troop 2974

Samantha partnered with the Pen Ryn School in Fairless Hills to educate children in grades K-3 on the vaue of eating daily portions of fruits and vegetables. She created fun, interactive ways to teach the importance of nutrition through a bingo board.

Riley Harris, Troop 2665

Riley interviewed elderly residents of Friends Home and Village in Newtown. She turned those interviews into 15 scrapbooks filled with years of treasured memories for the residents.

Haley Hauck, Troop 22670

Haley noticed that Makefield Elementary School didn't have a water source for their Learning Garden. To solve this issue, she constructed a rain barrel our of a trash can and led three sessions to teach the students how to use the rain barrel and learn about the importance of water conservation.

Anne Johnson, Troop 2670

Anne saw a need to update and remodel the Alexander J. McClure Elementary School library in Philadelphia. She learned how to use power tools so that she and her team could build two bookcases. She completed her project by collecting and sorting books by age levels.

Gabrielle Nugent, Troop 2670

Gabrielle addressed the issue of childhood cancer by teaching her team how to make blankets for kids who are undergoing cancer treatments. More than 45 fleece blankets were donated to Team Frankie, a group that raises awareness about childhood cancer.

Michelle Pellegrino, Troop 2665

Michelle's Take Action Project benefitted A Woman's Place in Doylestown. She and her team sewed and decorated 170 book bags, sewed 16 bookends made of fleece and sand and collected more than 1,000 books for the women and children housed at the shelter.

Kareena Rogers, Troop 2974

Kareena developed a program to teach students of Penn Ryn School how to raise healthy and happy dogs. The four interactive sessions included stations on nutrition, exercise, training, and grooming.

Kelly Sassaman, Troop 2974

Kelly designed a program to teach table manners to Sunday school students of Langhorne Presbyterian Church. She also created a laminated placemat depicting table manners for each participant.

Jasmine Scavo-Treiber, Troop 2670

Jasmine created a website to map the 300+ pavers at Veteran's Square monument in Lower Makefield to help families locate their loved one's paver. Each name will be linked to a picture of the paver, as well as where it is located at the monument. She also created a bird's eye view of a map of the monument for the website.

Alexia Scott, Troop 2974

Alexis's project benefitted the children who receive services through HomeFront, an agency based out of Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Alexis and her team sewed 50 tote bags, designed inspirational cards, and filled the bags with school supplies for the children.

Hope Walsh, Troop 2974

Hope saw a need to help identify the houses in her neighborhood so that fire, police and amblulance services could locate the home in an emergency. Hope and her team painted 30 house numbers on curbs in Morrisville, Falls and Lower Makefield Townships.

Lydia Yates, Troop 2665

Lydia taught the students of Makefield Elementary School how to protect the habitats of birds and bats. With her team they build six bird houses, two bat houses, and a large outdoor bulletin board which will hold daily announcements and information on what is happening in the garden throughout the year. Lydia also designed an educational brochure about bats.

Questions regarding awards can be sent to Joan Hannahoe at jhannahoe@gsep.org or 610-791-2411, ext. 1509.

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