Three members of Fort Mill Boy Scout Troop 250 recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.
The Scouts – Grant Hummel, Connor Schmitt and Matthew West – were formally presented the Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor Ceremony at Grace Presbyterian Church on April 19.
Hummel, son of Christopher and Ersilia Hummel, is a senior at Fort Mill High School, where he is a member of the cross-country team and serves as senior class president. He plans to attend Clemson University in the Calhoun Honors College in the fall.
His Eagle Scout service project was in Tega Cay, where he organized volunteers to power wash and stain the wooden walking trail bridge. The project had 15 volunteers and took 188 hours to complete.
Schmitt is the son of Peter and Jodie Schmitt. He is a junior at Fort Mill High School, where he plays on the football team and performs with the concert chorus. He built an outdoor classroom and did playground renovations at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Preschool for his Eagle project.
West, the son of Scott and Julie West, is also a junior at Fort Mill High School and a member of the varsity tennis team. His project was painting a well house and building a butterfly garden at Lakeshore Christian Fellowship church’s Catawba campus. This project benefited the church’s community garden that provides fresh produce to the community and the Lakeshore Food Pantry.