RALEIGH — Angell Huerta and Makayla Cooper of Lumberton have been awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award by Girl Scouts — North Carolina Coastal Pines.
The Girl Scout Silver Award is the organization’s second highest achievement. The award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she discovers her strengths and takes action to make the world a better place.
For their Girl Scout Silver Award project, Babies in Need, Huerta and Cooper assisted local day cares in providing diapers and wipes to families in need.
To help, the girls raised money to collect diapers and wipes by holding lemonade stands. In addition, they collected donations of items by spreading the word of their project through posters, fliers, and social media pages. They received many generous donations from members of local churches, family, and friends. In total, the girls were able to donate 1,948 diapers and 2,560 wipes to local day cares to distribute.
Huerta is the daughter of Rosemary Floyd and the granddaughter of Laura Janice Butt and the late Preston Ray Floyd. She has been a Girl Scout since 2008.
Cooper is the daughter of Tremayne and Sequoi Cooper and the granddaughter of the late Felicia Cooper and Michael McCoy, James and Gilda Marsh, and Lorenzo and Patricia Cooper .She has been a Girl Scout since 2014. She is active in her church’s youth choir, is a church youth usher, and participates in 4H.
Huerta and Cooper are members of Troop 17 led by Etta Mae Tayler.
The Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout in the sixth through eighth grades can earn. The Silver Award recognizes the work of Girl Scout Cadettes who demonstrate leadership skills culminating in 50 hours or more dedicated toward a service project that makes a difference in their community. The service project can be completed as an individual or with a group.