Ea­gle Scout project for the ages

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Jor­dan Blan­chard

Ethan May­field, an Ea­gle Scout can­di­date, helped or­ga­nize an Ea­gle Scout project that will be used for many years by the stu­dents of Salem Ju­nior High School. Ethan or­ga­nized the con­struc­tion of two long jump pits with a run­way in be­tween. The run­way is topped with a rub­ber track sur­face.

Dis­cus­sion of the project be­gan almost a year ago, the ini­tial ground break­ing oc­curred last Au­gust and the ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony was held Dec. 2, 2014. Some track and field mem­bers at Salem Ju­nior High ran and jumped into the pits for the first time.

The track and field coach­ing staff, school ad­min­is­tra­tion and en­tire Salem com­mu­nity are thank­ful to Ethan be­cause he worked so hard. He dili­gently sought out tal­ented mem­bers of our com­mu­nity to ex­ca­vate the area, re­move sod and form, pour and fin­ish con­crete. He also so­licited many do­na­tions for gravel, con­crete and sand.

His project will ben­e­fit thou­sands of stu­dent ath­letes who will par­tic­i­pate in track and field at Salem Ju­nior High. This ad­di­tion to the track and field fa­cil­ity at SaJHS will help ac­com­mo­date more stu­dent ath­letes. Last year SaJHS had 165 mem­bers on its track and field team.

For his Ea­gle Scout project, Ethan May­field or­ga­nized con­struc­tion of two long jump pits at Salem Ju­nior High School. He is pic­tured above with Coach Jor­dan Blan­chard.

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