Caroline and Reed, students at Pizitz Middle School and members of Girl Scout Troop 30136, earned the Girl Scout Silver Award for their project Reading Buddies at Vestavia Hills Library. The girls organized a book drive for a local school, and they read to students at Vestavia Hills Library who needed help learning to read. The girls gave their younger reading buddies one-on-one reading time, and they let the children read at their own pace, something time doesn’t often allow in school. Caroline and Reed helped the children sound out words and taught them to use visual clues in their books so they could become better readers on their own.
The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) can earn. This award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities as she matures and works to better her life and the lives of others.