MOUNT BLANCHARD — Six boys in the Riverdale High School Class of 2019 earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Of the 34 boys in the graduating class (65 students total), these six Eagle Scouts represent nearly 20%. Five of the Scouts represent Troop 314 from Mount Blanchard, and one is from Forest Troop 164.
Participants and projects include:
• Zak Koehler, who repaired the Wharton Community Building and added landscaping at Wharton Park.
• Dillon DePuy, who added landscaping to the new parsonage at Heritage Christian Church in Forest.
• Andrew Borkosky, who replaced a row of dead bushes with a concrete wall and also created a steel train silhouette for the Forest-Jackson Public Library.
• Jacob Tackett made blending boards for elementary teachers at Riverdale Elementary School. The boards are used to help teach reading and support a program designed to aid students with dyslexia.
• Justin Hartman made training boards for use by Pawsible Angels of Findlay. The boards will assist in training service dogs for people with disabilities.
• Samuel Thacker repaired hymnals for a church in Findlay.
Nationwide, approximately 6% of eligible Scouts in the Scouts BSA program earn the Eagle Scout award.