Published: Mar 10, 2012 06:00 PM
Modified: Mar 10, 2012 12:16 PM
Katherine King of Morrisville has earned the Silver Award, the second-highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
For her Silver project, Katherine created a time capsule for the town of Morrisville that included interviews with Morrisville residents, magazines, maps, current events and town brochures. The capsule is on display in Morrisville’s town hall and will be opened in 2036.
Katherine, the daughter of Jennifer and William King, is a freshman at Cary Academy and a member of Troop 1856, led by Jennifer King, Patricia Reese and Regina Zaetz.
The Triangle Rock Club in Morrisville raised $68,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham during its 12-hour Climbathon on March 2-3.
The 16 four-person teams were each challenged to raise a minimum of $1,000, with the total fundraising goal for the event set at $40,000.
Prizes were awarded to the top three teams in both the Altitude and Fundraising categories, with prizes including gift certificates and items from vendors.
The top three teams in the fundraising category were:
• The Marathon Monkeys, consisting of Doris Sanchez, Sandy Pham, Ian Baens and Jeff Giles; $10,518
• The Honey Badgers, consisting of Brian Matthew, Yani Lewit, Tom Lyons and Nick Ward; $6,534
• The Rolling Stones, consisting of Christie Schulte, Victor Cadilla, Jeremy Sanders and Jae Sun Rhee; $5,922.
The top three teams in the total amount of altitude reached through climbing were:
• The Honey Badgers; 1,389 ascents, 33,336 feet
• Altitude Sickness, consisting of Heather Roberts, Kevin Roberts, Javier Licon and Lucas Dietrich; 1,118 ascents, 26,832 feet
• ProPain, consisting of Andrew Kratz, Justin Shook, Scott Eney, and Tim Dexter; 1,076 ascents, 25,824 feet
Malcolm S. Olesen of Boy Scout Troop 232 received his Eagle Scout Award in a ceremony at Cary Presbyterian Church on Jan. 10.
For his Eagle Scout project, Malcolm rebuilt a 16 foot by 32 foot deck for the West Raleigh Exchange Club. He is the son of Alycia and Keith Olesen of Cary.
The Holly Springs Food Cupboard is participating in the Feinstein Challenge, where Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger fighting agencies nationwide to use to help raise funds. Donations of cash, checks, food items and pledges received through April 30 will count towards the challenge. The Holly Springs Food Cupboard will receive Feinstein Challenge money based on the total of donations. For information, call 919-577-2210 or visit www.hsfoodcupboard.org
.Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak
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