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Eastn Young Achiever

| Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006

Matthew BoykoM

Residence: White Oak

Age: 18

School: Boyko is a senior at McKeesport Area Senior High School.

Family: Parents, Larry and Debra Boyko

Noteworthy: Boyko, a member of Boy Scout Troop 70 in McKeesport, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. For his community service project, Boyko painted and renovated the kitchen area at Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport. A member of the church, he repaired cabinets, fixed a drain, cleaned and painted. He spent 148 hours on the project.

Activities: Boyko has been in scouting for 12 years. He also participates in his high school's music program. He plays the saxophone in the marching, symphonic, jazz and orchestra bands.

Quote: "It was a really rewarding experience. It felt good to do something that benefits a lot of people and alleviates some of the work for our older congregation."

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