Young Achiever: Che Esch
Family: Father, David; mother, Eleni
School: Sophomore at Fox Chapel High School
Hobbies/Activities: At the high school, Che is a member of the swim team, forensics team, math club, literary arts magazine and robotics team. He also is a member of Boy Scout Troop 380 at Christ Church Fox Chapel.
Noteworthy: When his scout troop was asked to contribute to the Aspinwall Riverfront Park project, Che decided to raise money by mowing lawns. He mowed more than 100 lawns and raised $5,000, which a matching grant turned into $10,000 toward the purchase of the parkland. Organizers broke ground last weekend on the first phase of walking trails for the nine-acre park along the Allegheny River. He also rehabilitated an old shed on the property as part of his Eagle Scout project.
Quote: “It was just a whole community banding together to raise money for the park, and it's the whole community that will benefit from it.”
— Matthew Santoni