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Enfield Girl Scouts Earn Awards

Enfield — Five Enfield Girl Scouts recently earned Silver Awards, the highest honor available for Girl Scouts in grades 6-8.

To achieve the award, scouts complete a project and make a presentation about it to their troops. The girls, now ninth-graders, made their presentations this fall.

Saorla O’Toole explored effective leadership practices and styles for youth and young adults. Her project, “Finding the ME in Empower,” included information about identifying leadership traits in others in order to foster those skills. She is the daughter of Eileen and Jack O’Toole, of Enfield.

In “Step Up So Others Won’t Get Stepped On,” Emily Tevere looked at the effects of bullying.

In her presentation, she distributed suicide hotline cards, discussed children who had taken their own lives due to bullying, and outlined strategies for preventing bullying. She is the daughter of Tony and Katie Tevere, of Enfield.

Sasha Bakker, Amy Labrecque and Maia Zawilinski collaborated on their project, which promoted climate change awareness.

The girls, who attended Enfield Village School, provided information about climate change for teachers at the school to use in their classrooms and painted a related mural on a school outbuilding.

Bakker is the daughter of Mary and Andre Bakker. Labrecque is the daughter of Kathryn and Norm Labrecque. Zawilinski is the daughter of Julia Klein-Zawilinski and Gary Zawilinski. The families live in Enfield.

O’Toole is homeschooled, and Bakker, Labrecque, Tevere, and Zawilinski attend Mascoma Valley Regional High School.— Staff report