Silver Awards earned

These local girls are among 46 Cadettes, in sixth through eighth grades, to have earned their Silver Awards in 2013. Involving more than 50 hours of work per girl, the Take Action project for the Girl Scout Silver Award is aimed at making the local neighborhood or community better. The following Girl Scouts have received their Silver Awards in 2013:

Deidre O’Hara, Altamont – Healing Garden;

Annielaura Shafer, Altamont — Natural Reading Center Berne Library;

Christina Grippin, Berne — Natural Reading Center, Berne Library;

Rebecca Carson Lee, Delmar — Invasive Species at Five Rivers: and

Catherine Harvey, Delmar — Healthy Family Food Pantry Cookbook.

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