Four Holy Ghost Prep students become Eagle Scouts
Four current Holy Ghost Prep students—Anthony Leipziger ’18, Brendan Mindiak ’18, Bryan Quigley ’18, and Jack O’Connell ’18—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.
Leipziger’s Eagle Scout project was to design and install a 30’ by 8’ paver path at the entrance of the Churchville Nature Center. Mindiak’s project was to landscape and make other outside renovations to American Legion Post 210 in Doylestown. Quigley installed shelves, painted and organized clothes at the Dreuding Center, while O’Connell installed a split-rail fence in Tyler State Park.
“Holy Ghost Prep is fortunate to have many Boys Scouts among its student body,” says John Fitzpatrick ’89, chair of HGP’s religion department. “Congratulations to Anthony, Brendan, Bryan, and Jack on earning their Eagle Scout rank this year. We’re really proud of them.”