Four stu­dents earn ea­gle scout rank­ing

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These stu­dents have earned the Ea­gle Scout rank­ing, the high­est level of recog­ni­tion in the Boy Scouts:

Ian An­der­son, 18, son of Bob and Julie An­der­son of Austin, built an out­door chapel at Tri­umphant Love Lutheran Church. Eight benches were drilled into the rock hill­side and se­cured, an al­tar was con­structed, and he im­proved a trail lead­ing to the site. He is a mem­ber of Troop 259, char­tered by Pond Springs Church of Christ. He will at­tend the Uni­ver­sity of Alabama in the fall.

Hay­den Wynn Draker, 19, son of Roanne and Scott Draker of Sun­set Val­ley, led a team of vol­un­teers who con­trib­uted more than 525 ser­vice hours to build five back­yard habi­tat mod­els that the City of Sun­set Val­ley will use to con­duct en­vi­ron­men­tal sem­i­nars and demon­strate how to cre­ate habi­tat space for wildlife in res­i­dents’ back­yards. He is a mem­ber of Troop 256, char­tered by Ban­nock­burn Bap­tist Church, and a sopho­more at Texas State Uni­ver­sity in San Mar­cos.

Mark Dut­ton, 17, son of Laura and Drew Dut­ton of Austin, raised funds and pur­chased and in­stalled trail mark­ers at the Austin Na­ture and Sci­ence Cen­ter in Zilker Park. He and 60 vol­un­teers spent more than 240 hours on the project. He grad­u­ated from West­lake High School and is a mem­ber of Troop 30, char­tered by St. Michael’s Epis­co­pal Church.

Grif­fin Reeder, 18, son of Philip and Ja­nis Reeder of Round Rock, or­ga­nized and su­per­vised the plant­ing of live oak and red oak trees around the fenced play area of Cot­tage 34 at the Texas Bap­tist Chil­dren’s Home in Round Rock. The project also in­cluded the build­ing of a swing and a bench at the play area. He is a mem­ber of Troop 365, char­tered by Round Rock Pres­by­te­rian Church, and is a re­cent grad­u­ate of Round Rock High School.

Hay­den Wynn Draker

Ian An­der­son

Grif­fin Reeder

Mark Dut­ton

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