YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Three girls from Troop 2186 recently completed their Gold Awards, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts.

Ariana Verticchio built partitioned safe spaces separating sick and well animals and a medical database/reporting system for Little Orphan Animals; Emily Salvatierra renovated a Sunday school room in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church; and Madelyn Fortuna developed a self-defense program for young women.

All three are recent graduates of Yorktown High School.