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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Eight Highlands Seniors Attain Eagle Scout Rank

Back Row, Standing, left to right :  Ethan Shuley, Brian Johncox, Luke Wormald, and Jackson Paul
Front row, left to right kneeling: Patrick Ganote, Brett Marzano, and Michael Daly.Not Pictured: Nathan Schimpf- cropped picture below. 
This year’s Highlands High School graduating class of 2016 has a total of eight young men who have earned the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting Program (BSA), the rank of Eagle.

A little information about Eagle Scout Requirements:

Boy Scouts must earn their Eagle Scout before the age of 18, and it is not something that can be done in 6 months, it takes years.

The designation "Eagle Scout" has a long history since its founding over one hundred years ago. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. The requirements necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill. Since its founding, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men.

Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout Spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout.

The eight graduating seniors from Highlands High School are:

Michael Daly, Patrick Ganote, Brian Johncox, Brett Marzano, Jackson Paul, Nathan Schimpf, Ethan Shuley and Luke Wormald.  

Their Eagle projects are below.
Michael Daly, Jr. - Troop 70 - created a bird sanctuary in Tower Park.
Nathan Schimpf - Troop 70 - made a trail in Highland Hills Park behind Ruth Moyer Elementary School
Patrick Ganote - Troop 70 - made a historical walking trail in Evergreen Cemetery
Brian Johncox - Troop 86 - built a deck at the Parsonage for Highland United Methodist Church, Fort Thomas
Luke Wormald  - Troop 86 - renovated the St. Catherine Parish Library, taking an inventory of all books and materials and reconstructed and installed new shelving and lighting
Brett Marzano - Troop 86 - cleared debris, paved run off area with stones to reduce erosion and built a bridge in Highland Hills Park.
Jackson Paul - Troop 751 – added a piece of playground equipment to the Southgate Optimist Park behind Southgate School
Ethan Shuley -- Troop 10 – built an information center board with a protective covering at the trail head in Highland Hills Park, near tennis courts.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful accomplishment for each and every one of these young men. May they continue to live a life of great service and joy to others.