Wantagh High seniors Bendetti and Tobia earn highest honor in Girl Scouts


Wantagh High School students are setting a gold standard for helping others, and two seniors were recently rewarded with the Girl Scouts’ highest honor. Nicole Tobia and Angelina Bendetti, both 17, were presented with Gold Awards for their school-inspired projects.

The Gold Award is bestowed on high school scouts who develop and implement lasting solutions to issues in their neighborhoods.

“I’ve always been pretty involved in the community,” Tobia said. “I like to do bigger projects and feel like I have an impact. I felt like the Girl Scouts Gold Award was the best way for me to have my voice put out there and advocate for something that I thought was important.”

Both Tobia and Bendetti have been members of Girl Scout Troop 3440 for 13 years.

Tobia’s project focused on helping children in the foster care system get the supplies they need to prepare for college. Tobia’s aunt is a lawyer and works for the Legal Aid