PISCATAWAY, NJ - Six Piscataway Township Girl Scouts from Troop 80877 received the Silver Award, the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA and the highest award that a Girl Scout cadette can earn.

The six awardees completed projects for anti-bullying, literacy and hunger.

Emily Satnowski, Gillian Powell and Caitlin Toste, students at Piscataway High School focused on bullying topics for their Silver Award project. The project was designed to bring awareness to students of the different types of bullying and how to get help.

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To help spread awareness, the girls wore blue shirts and created a brochure with helpful information and tips about bullying. They also displayed handmade posters and hung sticky notes throughout the school with positive messaging.

Chloe Margavitz and Sophia Westberg earned their Girl Scout Silver Award for their project named “Books for Kids”.   They started by collecting 1,147 books from MLK, Arbor and Quibbletown schools in Piscataway.  The girls distributed these books in tote bags, which they sewed from donated materials, to children in local food pantries and shelters. They were able to help children from the FISH Hospitality Shelter, Crisis Room of East Brunswick, FISH Food Pantry, Franklin Food Bank, Community Food Bank of NJ, and Flemington Food Pantry.

Chloe and Sophia both love to read and felt that no matter what their financial status, every child soon have a collection of books of their own.

Gabriella Robinson, a freshman at Mount Saint Mary Academy, earned her Girl Scout Silver Award for her Take Action Project, which involved volunteering at the Highland Park Food Pantry and Elijah's Promise in New Brunswick according to the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ, Inc.

Driven to help reduce hunger in the Central New Jersey area, Gabriella has volunteered since 2016 primarily at the Highland Park Food Pantry as well as the Veterans Association, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside. Gabriella partnered with Celgene in Summit as well as Conackamack Middle School and Martin Luther King Intermediate School in Piscataway for a Thanksgiving Drive in 2017 collecting over 1,500 non-perishable items. Additionally, she has volunteered multiple years for the Thanksgiving Food Drive at Abundant Life Family Worship Church in New Brunswick and was a volunteer at Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick since July 2018.

Gabriella is currently working on the United States Congressional Service Award.

The girls were recognized for their achievements at an awards ceremony held by the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey.


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