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Pinecrest Academy Student Ryan Kress Earns Rank of Eagle Scout

Pinecrest Academy 10th grader, Ryan Kress, completed an extensive service project on March 28 which earned him the honor of Eagle Scout.

Pinecrest Academy 10th grader, Ryan Kress, completed an extensive service project on March 28 which earned him the honor of Eagle Scout.

Ryan’s service project was to dismantle and resurface two-foot bridges at the W.P. Jones Park in Gwinnett County, remediate erosion around each side of the bridges and refurbish the trail signs that had deteriorated.

He was tasked with keeping the beneficiary informed through every stage of the project, coordinating supply drop off, speaking in front of an entire congregation during fundraising, sending thank you notes to those who donated, keeping track of his budget and more.

Kress had to navigate major construction stumbling blocks when he realized that the foundations underneath the bridges he was restoring were not sound.

He consulted an Assistant Scoutmaster with construction experience, his project advisor, and the beneficiary. Together, they made a plan on-the-spot to resolve the issue. This added considerable difficulty and time to his project, yet he led his team to completion in just two days.

“I am thrilled that Ryan has been so motivated in scouting to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Karen Kress, Ryan’s mother.

“He joins an elite group of young men who represent dedication to leadership and a commitment to serving their community.  I am beyond proud of his accomplishment and am certain that what he has learned through this process will contribute greatly to his success in life,” she added.

Only about 4% of all Boy Scouts reach Eagle. Kress joins his father, and two uncles in this achievement. Kress’ Court of Honor will be scheduled soon.

Photo caption: Ryan Kress in uniform // courtesy of Pinecrest Academy

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