Wertenberger accomplishes Eagle Rank

Leah Sargeant, Staff Writer

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  Senior Lucas Wertenberger has finally accomplished one of his biggest goals after years of hard work and dedication, he has earned his Eagle rank.

  “An Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable of Boy Scouts and it shows a boy’s constant effort to better himself and others,” Wertenberger explained.

  Wertenberger has been a member of the scouts since first grade. He began the process for earning his eagle rank when he was 16.

  There are many requirements that have to be made before earning this rank, but the biggest is their Eagle Project. Each scout has to complete a project that will benefit their community.

  Wertenberger stated, “The project is just one requirement, but it’s the most difficult and time consuming. It is an example of a scout’s service to the community.”

  His specific project was rebuilding the train that the Optimism Club used for the Memorial Day Parade.

  “I talked to the president of the club and got in contact of the guy who had the train, and then got it to my house and made the plan to rebuild it.”

  Wertenberger started working for this rank about a year and a half ago. It took him a little longer than some because he had a lot of other things occupying his time as well.

  “It was difficult to find time to work on earning badges and completing requirements when I’m playing tennis, working, doing school work, or would rather spend time with friends and family.”

  Although it was very time consuming, Wertenberger is very proud of all his hard work because this is something that he can use on resumes and for college applications.

  Wertenberger’s passion for the scouts is something that’s very easy to see.

  John Sargeant, a close family friend, was one of the people Wertenberger asked to write him a letter of recommendation because he has seen the dedication he has put in it.

  Sargeant described, ”He has put a lot of time into meeting all the requirements and you can see how hard he was really willing to work for it.”

  Even though it was a long and stressful process, Wertenberger achieved one of his biggest goals and made many proud by doing so. His parents have never stopped showing their support and helping where they could. All of his years of hard work and dedication have finally paid off.

  “I’m glad that I stayed in scouting even though there was often other things I would rather do. It’s very rewarding to know what I have accomplished and that the Eagle Scout title will stay with me for the rest of my life,” Wertenberger concluded.

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