Friday, October 5, 2012

Six local Scouts complete Eagle Projects at high school campus

Six Scouts from Spring Woods High and Westchester Academy for International Studies completed their Eagle projects at the high school located on Tiger Trail at Gessner.

The Scouts are members of Troop 631. In many cases, materials were salvaged from the old Frostwood Elementary School, which is now demolished.

That elementary school is now being rebuilt under the 2007 Bond Plan approved by district voters five years ago.

Student projects inside Spring Woods High included the following:
  • Austin Carlson, a Spring Woods High senior, installed a trophy cases in the high school’s Debate Room
  • Christopher Bond, a Spring Woods High freshman, recovered shelving units from Frostwood Elementary before it was razed and installed them in Spring Woods High as units for music trophies and books
Student projects in the Spring Woods High side courtyard included the following:
  • Spring Woods High senior Nicolas Knoerzer built fencing around five air-conditioning units. Classmates, family and friends assisted the Boy Scout.
  • Westchester Academy freshman Josh McCune installed both trash cans and benches around the courtyard from discarded Frostwood Elementary salvage materials
  •  Jeremy Harn, a Westchester Academy senior, put in salvaged brick pavers and a table in the courtyard. This area was also made wheelchair accessible.
  • Jared Wheaton, a Westchester Academy senior, installed a walking path in the courtyard
Eagle Scout projects are designed and managed by individual Scouts, and projects are funded through donations. Recycling of salvaged materials was a key element of several projects. Jennifer Collier and Keith Cripps at Spring Woods High made the high school accessible for the Eagle Scout projects.

Principal Lance Stallworth helped keep spirits high with ice cream for exhausted Scouts during one weekend workday, organizers report.


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