Scout's project involves improving Carlynton school sign
Carlynton senior Alex Popichak was searching for an Eagle Scout project when he saw a sign — literally.
The sign was at the corner of Carlynton Junior-Senior High School on Kings Highway in Robinson. The lighted brick-and-wood sign welcomes visitors to the school. Popichak said it is not in the best condition.
“I got to school there, so I look at it every day,” he said. “So I walked by this thing and saw it was falling apart. I thought, ‘OK, this is an eyesore. Let's see if I can do something about it.'”
To become an Eagle Scout — the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouts — Scouts must earn 21 merit badges, reach certain ranks in the program, hold leadership positions, reach a certain level of service hours and complete a service project.
Popichak approached high school administrators Michael Loughren and John McAdoo for support and presented his proposal to the school board June 23 to ask permission to complete the project. The board unanimously approved the proposal, along with up to $500 for some of the costs.
“I think it's a great idea,” Loughren, the school's principal, told the board. “It's good for the school, and he has our full support.”
The project will involve replacing the wooden part of the sign, as well as bringing the electrical components up to code. Popichak said he plans to redo the lighting so it will be lit from the bottom instead of the top of the sign to improve visibility. He also plans to landscape the area in front of the sign.
He said he hopes to find an electrician willing to donate time to reroute the wiring.
“I want to have people who know what they are doing,” he said. “We want this done right.”
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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