A Lehighton Girl Scout is well on her way to earning the Silver Award.

Cassandra Rehnert, 14, chose to refurbish the playground at the Lehighton Grove. She painted benches and power washed the playground equipment to give the playground a fresh, clean look that should last years before it needs another touch-up.

Rehnert said her advisers, Tom Evans, Lehighton recreation director; Kathy Hosler, leader of Cadette Troop 3801 and Senior Troop 3802, helped her come up with the project.

The Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.

Cassandra is a member of Senior Girl Scout Troop 3802.

Cassandra likes to go bike riding, play sports, such as cross country track and is trying out for the Franklin Township girl's softball team. She also takes part in track, running the hurdles, 800 and two mile races. She is a ninth grade student at Lehighton Area High School. She had a deadline to complete the project by Sept. 30.

The Silver Award will be presented at a Troop meeting in the fall.

She is the daughter of Robert and Stephanie Rehnert.

"I'd like to build a dog park as my project to earn my Gold Award," she said.

The supplies for the painting project were provided by the Borough of Lehighton, while the power washing equipment was on loan from Tom Evans.

Cassandra had some assistance from her sister, Alexandra Rehnert, 11; and her friend, Katie Hosler, 14.