North Hills student earns Girl Scout award for improving conditions for shelter cats
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 9:56 AM
A North Hills High School freshman has earned one of the top honors in Girl Scouting for her leadership project to address cat overpopulation at a local animal rescue shelter.
Veronica Sciulli’s goal for her Silver Award project was to improve the conditions for sheltered cats while they awaited adoption.
Sciulli, 14, used a video she created to help volunteers and staff at Animal Friends on Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township learn how to make toys out of recycled materials.
She also presented the information at a number of Animal Friends events and at troop meetings for younger Girl Scouts.
Sciulli’s project received support form Dana Schultz of Animal Friends.
Girl Scouting’s highest honors —the Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards—are presented to girls who use their “strengths, talents and skills to make a lasting difference in the world,” according to the organization.
Sciulli is in her seventh year of Scouting and is a member of Troop 50146. She is the daughter of Renee Catanzaro and Mario Sciulli.