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Eight Hampton students earn rank of Eagle Scout

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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

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