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Posted: Thursday, May. 31, 2012

Scouts honors

Published in: Personal Triumph

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Four girls from Girl Scout Troop 3513 have earned their Silver Award, the highest award for a Girl Scout Cadette. Macy Jones, Krista Peterson and Anna Schecterson earned their Silver Awards by collecting hundreds of books and school supplies for the Battered Women’s Shelter.

They read to and played with young children at the shelter while their mothers were in support sessions, planned and conducted Christmas and Valentine’s Day parties, and helped cook and serve a dinner to the residents of the shelter.

Isabella Swic earned her Silver Award by teaching young children in the community about their Polish heritage through Polish folk music and dance. She took videos of their performances and shared them with others in her community to inspire them to learn more about who they are and where they come from.

All four girls are eighth-graders at Crestdale Middle in Matthews.

Alec Newell, Drew Sappenfield, Kyle Newell and Steffan Hutchison from Troop 173 received their Eagle medal. For their Eagle projects, Alec built a 50-foot ramp platform for children with disabilities at Triple Cross Ranch; Drew built four circular benches with backs around trees in the Mount Mourne School courtyard; Kyle built a sand volleyball court at Cove Church; and Steffan enhanced a Frisbee golf area at Bailey Park. Alec, Kyle and Steffan are seniors at Lake Norman High School, Drew a junior.

Henry Reed, a junior at Charlotte Catholic, has achieved Eagle Scout ranking. He is a member of Troop 9 at St. Patrick Cathedral. His project involved installing a new orienteering course at Latta Plantation and removing the old existing course.

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