PT senior earns Eagle Scout AwardPublished May 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm (Updated May 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm)
PT senior earns Eagle Scout Award
Chris Heldman, 18, of McMurray, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts: the Eagle Scout Award. A member of Troop 1393, Chris is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church or synagogue-related service project to earn his Eagle Scout Award. Chris chose to design and direct a team of volunteers to build and install four benches in three styles along the shoreline of Canonsburg Lake. Materials for this project were donated by Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, 84 Lumber, and the Kirwan and Sherbondy families. Chris worked in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. A senior at Peters Township High School, Chris is active in the National Honor Society, Computer Club, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science and the Mighty Indian Marching Band. Chris is the son of Jeff and Debi Heldman of McMurray and will attend the University of Akron Honors College in the fall on a scholarship to study chemical and electrical engineering.