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Eagle Scouts Recognized by Oconee School Board

Students representing troops 149, 305, and 3537 were honored at a recent meeting.

Read about the Eagle Scouts and their service projects, courtesy of Oconee County Schools:

Troop 149 (sponsored by Friendship Presbyterian Church): Nathan Adams (OCHS) built two shelters on the playground for teachers at Colham Ferry Elementary. Lee Dix (OCHS) planted fruit trees on the property of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Jonathan Fox (OCHS) renovated playground seating at Colham Ferry Elementary School by constructing benches and providing landscaping improvements to the area. As a part of the project, a bench was fitted with a plaque honoring long-time CFES principal, Martha Brodrick. Wil Masters (OCHS) transformed a St James United Methodist Church storage building’s surroundings through landscaping. Jamie Padgett (NOHS graduate) led a service project for the Athens Area Humane Society. Erik Steelman (NOHS) worked with the Rotary Club to create a path and bridge at Oconee Veterans Park to provide better access to shelters adjacent to the wetland mitigation area.

Troop 305 (chartered to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bogart): Brothers David and Nathan Sanchez (OCHS) completed projects benefiting Oconee County Middle School. David built benches and improved an outdoor area, and Nathan built eight picnic tables for an outdoor classroom. Alex Joyner (NOHS) distributed family preparedness information at community events utilizing resources from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office and other local resources. Riley Porter (NOHS) constructed curb ramps at Malcom Bridge Middle School to allow handicapped students better access to the school playground area. Cody Ritz (OCHS) installed a new flagpole for a church in Elberton.

Troop 3537 (chartered to Briarwood Baptist Church): Jeff and Scott Bowden (NOHS) completed projects at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Jamie Kennedy (NOHS graduate) created a Dog Park at Oconee Veterans Park. Jacob Phillips (OCHS) constructed an outdoor classroom for use by OCHS FFA and agriculture classes. Seth Williams (OCHS graduate) completed the first stage of the 5-acre Watkinsville Cemetery project. Hayden Young (OCHS) obtained permission from the Watkinsville City Council to begin the coordinated projects to reclaim five overgrown acres of the Watkinsville Cemetery.

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