Published in The News-Herald
December 16, 2019
Seven Kenston High School Boy Scouts from Auburn Troop 101 were given the distinct honor of becoming Eagle Scouts on Nov. 17.
The ceremony put together by the troop, and the boys’ parents, included over 100 fellow scouts, family, friends and community members in attendance.
Special presentations and certificates were given by Joe Wollet, Order of the Arrow Lodge Adviser from Erielhonan Lodge, Dr. Katie Poe, Beth Ward and Neysa Gaskins, representing the Kenston Board of Education, PJ Cavanaugh of the Auburn trustees, Fred May, Auburn fiscal officer, Tim Grendell of the Geauga Court of Common Pleas and Diane Grendell, state representative.
Five out of the seven boys completed their projects at Camp Ho Mita Koda, a camp for children with diabetes, which celebrated 90 years this past summer. Steve Gerbasi and Mark Harmody, representing the camp, came to the ceremony to honor and thank the boys for their service. John Ray McClure’s project, class of 2021, was the reclamation and construction of the camp’s lake and trail fire pits. Joseph Frank Martin, class of 2020, installed two basketball hoops and refurbished two benches at the camp. Spencer William Brown, class of 2020, completed campsite construction at the camp. Adam John Farrell and Robert Charles Sunderhaft, both members of the class of 2020, built separate wooden bridges to re-connect the McCullagh trail at the camp.
Tucker Stephen Eshelman, class of 2020, worked hard to construct a well- loved and often-used bocce court at the Auburn Community park. James Hayden Bryan, class of 2021, constructed two high tables and 16 stools to create a Lego construction space for Laura’s Home Youth Center, which is part of Cleveland The City Mission. Hayden also supplied a surplus of Legos to get the creative construction going.
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