Farmingville, NY – On September 24, Councilwoman Jane Bonner (right) met with Nicole Menechella (left) at the Miller Place Fire Department. She thanked Nicole for completing her Gold Award project by building two benches to donate to the fire house. The department had two tree saplings sent to them in honor of 9/11 and so Nicole wanted to build something for the members to sit on and reflect upon the saplings.“I would like to congratulate Nicole for earning her Gold Award,” said Councilwoman Bonner, “Her hard work and commitment to community service illustrates that she is a true example of what it means to be a Girl Scout.”The Gold Award is the highest honor a Girls Scout can achieve. This prestigious award requires an Ambassador Girl Scout to design and implement a project that serves her community. It must consist of at least 80 hours of service while making a sustainable impact. Each of these outstanding young women have been honored with letters, plaques and awards from local elected officials, legislators and even the White House at a council sponsored event. In addition, each was presented with a flag that was flown over the Capitol.