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Katherine Hufnagel and Trisha Daninburg, Girl Scouts in Troop 365, recently received the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.

The Gold Award is presented to girls who have completed five requirements, which promote community service, personal and spiritual growth, positive values and leadership skills.

The girls' project, titled "Donor Awareness Drive," coordinating a health fair at their school, Starpoint High School, and running a booth about the need for blood platelet donors.

Other Niagara County girls honored for Gold Award projects were: Heather Andrzejewski, with her project, Spring Day Camp; Victoria Berg, Not Just Cookies; Ashley Clapsadle, Horse Fair; Deborah Shortridge, Quilts for the Homeless Shelter; and Caitlin Albert, Meghan Barclay and Erin Filipini, Memorial Butterfly Garden for Niagara Hospice.

Several adults also were recognized at the annual Girl Scouts of Niagara County recognition dinner.

Sally Henderson received the Appreciation Award; Lee Gillingham, the honor pin, which is the highest award an adult can earn in Girl Scouts; and Christine Tillman and Amy Young received the Thanks Badge.

* Thirteen Niagara University graduate students who distinguished themselves through their academic performance and commitment to service leadership were inducted into the university's chapter of Kappa Gamma Pi, the national Catholic college graduate honor society.

Selected were: Andrea Brown, Carol Swetts, Nicole Paulk, Lisa Winslow, Christine Marrocco, Victoria Pohlman, Ellen Hutton, Sheila Dracup, Judy McFadden, Lynn Hewitt, Lisa Kilanowski-Press, Gerald Misa and Patrick O'Meara.

Students must attain a 3.7 grade point average, demonstrate leadership in their communities and complete at least 15 credit hours toward their master's degrees.