High School Applauds 7 Eagle Scouts with Big Community Spotlight

Front row: Jared J., Michael K., Morgan H., Michael L. Back row: Samuel B., Alexander L., Patrick T. ( photo via Vicki Triplett)

Groggy morning commuters in Lafayette, IN, should expect a bright greeting on their way to school thanks to seven smiling Eagle Scouts from Central Catholic High School.

When generous benefactors of the high school took notice of the graduating seniors’ earning the Eagle rank, they erected a billboard in their honor on the route to school.

Only between four and six percent of Boy Scouts achieve Scouting’s highest rank – making the recognition very rare and respected across the globe. Traditionally, Eagles are honored during a Court of Honor ceremony. Yet these seven Eagle Scouts from the Sagamore Council received their community’s star treatment that took tradition a leap further.

“With that percentage so low, we are very excited at Central Catholic to celebrate seven outstanding young men who have already earned this prestigious honor,” praised Principal Neil Wagner.

Billboard recognizing the seven Eagle Scouts (photo via Vicki Triplett)

Jared J., Michael K., Morgan H., Michael S., Samuel B., Alexander L., and Patrick T. of Central Catholic High School not only joined the prestigious rank, they also comprise 25 percent of their graduating senior class. All Eagles but one are from Troop 303. Patrick T. is with Ship 2201.

With an impressive group like this, it’s no surprise the school shed some serious spotlights on the boys with a billboard on one of the busiest area highways. Now, thousands of commuters can appreciate their service to the community and congratulate them on completing two major milestones.

Principal Neil Wagner of Central Catholic High School submitted the Eagle’s achievements to the Lafayette Journal & Courier and you can check out it out here.


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