Eagle Scout project benefits Salem Jr. High track program
Salem Junior High School thanks eighth-grader Josh DeNaughel for his service to their school. Josh constructed a shot put ring and throwing area for the SaJHS track and field team. SaJHS is known for its inclusive track and field program which attracts over 150 students annually. SaJHS doesn’t have a full track and field facility on location, so it uses facilities at the high school two days a week.
“Having both the high school and junior high track and field teams sharing facilities has put a huge strain on available space to run, jump, and throw,” said Head Coach Jordan Blanchard. The completion of Josh’s Eagle Scout project for the Boy Scouts of America will benefit hundreds of SaJHS student athletes annually.
Josh diligently sought donations and purchased food items to sell so he could generate enough money to fund the project. He organized skilled labor to excavate, prepare and finish the concrete pad where the shot put ring is installed. Josh’s tireless efforts for over six months will really help SaJHS’s track and field team grow and continue to positively influence student athletes for years to come.