Boy Scout Troop 282, based at the Leawood United Methodist Church, is proud to announce the advancement of four scouts to the rank of Eagle. To advance to Eagle, a Scout must achieve seven ranks, earn at least 21 merit badges, of which 13 are Eagle required, serve in leadership positions, and create and execute a service project that benefits the community, a school or a church. Nationally, since 1912, only two percent of boys who started out in Scouting have achieved the rank.
Ethan Onyszchuk, son of Barbara and Greg Onyszchuk, is a sophomore at The Barstow School. For his project, Ethan designed, planned and coordinated the building of a personal computer from raw parts for the Village Presbyterian Church’s Food Pantry where he volunteers. There, the computer is used by children of food pantry customers to further their computer literacy while their parents shop for food and clothing.
Grahm Wegner, son of Shawn and Michael Wegner, is a sophomore at Shawnee Mission East. His project benefited the Leawood Presbyterian church. The project involved rebuilding the outdoor fireplace and building two benches. Church members and fellow Cub Scouts will enjoy the upgrade and addition to the outdoor fireplace, which is a focal point for fellowship for the church’s communities.
Diego Olivia, son of Lisarae Turnbull Olivia and Tomas Olivia, is a sophomore at Shawnee Mission East. Diego worked with the organization “Artists Helping the Homeless” for his project. He planned and coordinated the preparation of food which was transported to an area and distributed to 75 homeless people. In addition, he organized bags filled with hygiene products that were also distributed to the homeless and to the Bodhi House, a respite for the homeless in mid-town Kansas City.
Karl Sheeran, son of Marita Thompson and Paul Sheeran, is a senior at The Barstow School. Karl designed and oversaw the construction of cubbies for students at the Horizon Academy. Horizon is a nonprofit school for students with learning disabilities, with a vision to “create a community of life-long learners,” and a mission to provide the opportunity for students to achieve their highest potential.