Four students earn eagle scout ranking
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