Six Holy Ghost Prep students become Eagle Scouts
Six current Holy Ghost Prep students—Jack Pinkstone ’19, Brendan Mindiak ’18, Cooper Pandorf ’17, Tom Horgan ’17, Paul Horgan ’17 and Trevor Zuech ’17—recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank anyone can receive in the Boys Scouts of America.
In order to attain Eagle Scout status, these young men had to complete 22 or more merit badges, including those on citizenship, emergency preparedness, personal fitness, first aid, personal management, cooking, and family life. In addition, the six HGP students had to design, plan, and execute a significant Eagle service project in the community as well as fulfill leadership positions in their troop.
An Eagle project is the opportunity for a Boy Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. This is the culmination of the Eagle Scout candidate’s leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his part.
“Holy Ghost Prep is fortunate to have many Boys Scouts among its student body,” says John Fitzpatrick ’89, the chair of HGP’s religion department. “Congratulations to Jack, Brendan, Cooper, Tom, Paul, and Trevor on earning their Eagle Scout rank this year. We’re really proud of them.”
All told, 10 current Holy Ghost Prep students have become Eagle Scouts over the course of the 2016-17 academic year. Earlier in this school year, four Holy Ghost Prep students—Alex Kobilnyk ’19, Hugh Collins ’17, Garrison Moore ’17, and Walter Marcinkowski ’17—earned the rank of Eagle Scout.