Four Holy Ghost Prep students become Eagle Scouts
Four current Holy Ghost Prep students—Alex Kobilnyk ’19, Hugh Collins ’17, Garrison Moore ’17, and Walter Marcinkowski ’17—have 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 four 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 HGPs religion department. “Congratulations to Alex, Hugh, Garrison, and Walter on earning their Eagle Scout rank this year. We’re really proud of them.”
If there is anyone who have achieved Eagle Scout status in 2016 but was not recognized in this article, please contact Mr. Fitzpatrick for inclusion in further updates.