RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Township Girl Scouts recognized 28 girls who earned their Bronze Award, 13 Girl Scouts who earned their Silver Award and 3 young women who earned their Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.  These girls come from some of the over 50 troops here in Randolph with close to 500 girl & adult members. Parents, friends, members of the Randolph Township Service Unit Team, Randolph Township Board of Education members, Girl Scouts of Northern NJ professional staff members and Randolph Township Mayor Christine Carey were among some of the audience who celebrated the girl’s accomplishments.

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award bestowed upon a Girl Scout. Each girl is required to design, plan and implement an 80 hour Gold Award Take Action Project that meets an expressed need in the community, and will have a lasting impact on society, locally or even globally, if possible.

This year, Randolph Township Girl Scouts was pleased to honor two young women at our Gold, Silver and Bronze Ceremony: Sarah Halpern and Alexa Potamianos, both seniors at Randolph High School, as well as Chloe Kehayas, who could not attend and was awarded her Gold Award.

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Sarah Halpern - Troop 81188

                  Gold Award Advisor: Walter Curioni

                  Leaders:  Gina Gehan

                  Project: Sarah’s Hearty & Healthy Cookbook – Healthy Cooking/Eating for the Transition House


Alexa Potamianos - Troop 80024

                  Gold Award Advisor: George Khitiri

                  Leaders:  Donna Plaskon and Chrisanthy Potamianos

                  Project: Senior Activities and Carpool


The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award that can be earned by a Cadette Girl Scout.  It is a symbol of accomplishments in Girl Scouting and in the community. Silver Award Recipients have completed one Cadette Girl Scout Journey and a Take Action Project of 50 hours.  The award can be completed individually or in small groups of  2-4 girls.


Troop 94590  (Leaders: Sheila Bell-Helmke and Diane Zimmer)

Alexa Helmke & Sabina Scuralli:  Brundage Snack Stand

Sophia Olechowski:  Homeless Solutions

Gracie Shrader:  Little Dresses for Africa

Megan Serwick: Save the Bats

Jean Torrente: Games for Good

Ella Zimmer: Kindness Rocks


Troop 94965 (Leaders:  Lori Palazzo and Caryn Spingarn)

Project: Bringing Awareness to Children in Foster Care

Katie Lachanksi

Stephanie Martin

Jillian Palazzo

Chloe Spingarn


Troop 96319 (Leader: Nicole Jenisch and Erin McDermid)

Project: Arts for Hearts

Yashvi Purohit

Amritha Senthilkumaran


The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest level to be achieved by a Junior Girl Scout. To receive this award, a girl must complete one Junior Girl Scout Journey and a Take Action Project of 20 hours.  This award is usually completed at the troop level.  Troops recognized for receiving this award were:


Troop  96176 (Leaders: Jill Ellermeyer and Krista Perrin)

Brooke Baidwan, Katie Ellermeyer, Rayna Emdur, Avery Liston, Katelyn Perren, Olivia Manganiello, Lucia Minutti, Olivia Tomaselli, Leia Urriola


Troop  96243 (Leaders: Amanda Nuzzo and Jennifer Vitale)

Isabella Galluzzo, Juliana Nalbach, Zoe Noonan, Brielle Nuzzo, Ana Sharkey, Katie Taggart, Julia Vitale


Troop 96247 (Leaders: Karen Ford and Cindy Maqsudi)

Siyona Agrawal, Sabrina Bonilla, Katelyn Ford, Emma Maqsudi, Seannah Parsons, Rebecca Tillett


Troop  96589 (Leaders: Christine Colasante and Nicole Semler)

Elsa Bardhi, Claire Carey, Lilianna Colasante, Brielle Ryan, Keilli Semler, Emma Villalobos