Ross Girl Scout earns highest award

By Renee Catanzaro


Hannah Sciulli, from Ross Township, has earned the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award.  This award, presented to Hannah in the spring by Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable Take Action projects that address important community needs.

Hannah is a junior at North Hills High School. She was supported in her Gold Award effort by Dana Schultz at Animal Friends, Ellen DiMartini at Northland Library, Denise Martz of Girl Scouts, Veronica and Mario Sciulli and Renee Catanzaro.

Her project included work at Animal Friends educating the public on cat overpopulation in western Pennsylvania. Hannah led a class at Animal Friends, hosted a donation drive at the library, helped at adoption events, made recyclable cat toys and mapped feral cats.

Hannah has been a Girl Scout for nine years and is a member of Troop 50146, led by Monique Uttecht.

The Gold Award is a national award, with national standards, and represents a Girl Scout’s time, leadership, creativity and effort contributed to making her community better.