2017-04-13 / Neighbors

Well deserved

Girl Scouts in Troop 1082 in Dayton were awarded a Silver Award, the second highest award in Girl Scouts. They include Maya Judice, from Dayton, who attends Loranger Middle School in Old Orchard Beach, and Haleigh Russell, a Dayton resident who attends Saco Middle School, who worked together on their project entitled, “Rabbit Education.” Both girls are 4H Rabbit Club members and Cumberland County Rabbit Breeders members and were frustrated at the lack of information available at fairs and stores regarding raising rabbits. They worked with project advisor Kevin Wilmot of Biddeford and 4H leader Donna Peveril of Kennebunk to design and build sandwich boards and several educational posters to be used at the local fairgrounds and stores in Maine and New Hampshire. Along with the posters they have also given several presentations regarding raising rabbits and most recently attended a legislative session on helping to change the laws regarding the sale of locally raised and farmed rabbits for meat purposes in local restaurants. Taylor Bruhl, from Kennebunk, helped design a writing retreat for middle school girls. A need to increase language arts grades in school was noted and their program addressed improving creativity in writing. They joined with the library to offer tutoring to those needing improvement in the area.



Above, from left, Maya Judice, Taylor Bruhl and Haleigh Russell. Left, Judice and Russell display project materials for a Girl Scout Project. (Courtesy photos) Above, from left, Maya Judice, Taylor Bruhl and Haleigh Russell. Left, Judice and Russell display project materials for a Girl Scout Project. (Courtesy photos)

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