Eight Hampton students earn rank of Eagle Scout | TribLIVE.com

Eight Hampton students earn rank of Eagle Scout

Troop 17 scouts received their Eagle Scout Awards on May 12. Front row: Joey Baker, Andrew Coholich, Jason Hunkele and Regis Colwell. Back Row: Chris Ference, Ethan Knight, Christian Harper and Ryan Michael.

Troop 17 of Parkwood United Presbyterian Church in Allison Park hosted an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for eight scouts who have earned Boy Scouts’ highest award on May 11. All eight scouts are Hampton high school seniors preparing for graduation.

The Eagle Court of Honor took place at Camp Guyasuta in Sharpsburg.

Once progressing with rank advancements and becoming eligible to earn the Eagle Scout Award, scouts must develop a project focused on leadership and service that involves a community sponsor or beneficiary. They engage in fundraising to cover the expenses of their project. Sometimes the project can take up to a year to complete from inception to completion.

Following are the Eagle Scouts recognized and a brief descriptions of their projects.

  • Joey Baker: constructed and installed benches at Glade Run Lake
  • Andrew Coholich: constructed a fire pit and benches at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish’s youth house
  • Regis Colwell: built and submerged vertical plank structures to support fish habitats in Glade Run Lake
  • Chris Ference: at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish, constructed a pergola structure above a memorial that was created as his brother’s Eagle Scout Project
  • Christian Harper: designed, built and upholstered benches with shelves for Blessed Trinity Academy’s remodeled library
  • Jason Hunkele: renovated the youth room at Ingomar United Methodist Church
  • Ethan Knight: restored Duncan Heights Cemetery by clearing brush and building and installing a bench
  • Ryan Michael: built a paver walkway and bench for Christ Church Fox Chapel’s Columbarium

Categories: Local | Hampton_Shaler
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.