2019 Eagle Scouts
By Celeste McNeil; courtesy photos
Short organized a beautification project for the schoolyard, including planting shade trees near the field.
Coudeyras’ project involved renovating and rearranging the amphitheater benches, including construction of some new benches and rehabilitating multiple benches along some of the Ranch’s upper trails.
McNeil painted and refreshed the stage area at the Tennyson Center. The space is used for school performances, assemblies and fundraising functions.
Tierney improved a historic barn by walling off and insulating classroom space. His project consisted of framing and sheeting two new walls, insulating all four walls of the new room, sheeting and installing and painting beadboard throughout and installing two doors and window and door moldings.
Burns organized the outdoor clean up of three abandoned tennis courts which had extensive weeds and tree debris, as well as installed two new basketball hoops to make the courts usable in some way.
Venable’s project involved reestablishing grade and stopping erosion on a hillside, along with creating a wildflower area for the United Methodist Church in Castle Rock.
Cowan’s project rehabilitated several well-used and loved aspects of the school grounds, including picnic tables, amphitheater, and garden area. His project focused on cleaning and re-staining wood surfaces to protect from the elements, ensuring usability in the future.
Short organized improvements to the existing schoolyard by building a walking path from the bus loop to the garden and outdoor classroom area.
Benson organized a community donation drive and assembled activity kits for teenage boys who are hospital bound due to prolonged or critical illness. Items collected included small, hands-on games and fidget manipulatives, card games, books and other similar activities. Benson more than doubled his goal of 20 kits and delivered 45 to There With Care, making it the largest Eagle project for the organization to date.
Werner installed three gardens in the Cherry Hills Community Church memorial area.
Meibos created more than 1,000 calming jars/I-Spy jars to be distributed to students with anxiety and depression. Additionally, Meibos gave several speeches to district employees about his own struggle with anxiety and the benefit of using the jars he created. His project is one of eight being considered by the Denver Area Council for Eagle Scout Project of the Year.
Olsen designed and installed a life-size chess board using concrete pavers and 12- to 16-inch tall weather-resistant plastic chess pieces in the schoolyard.
Dawson’s project involved constructing and placing new bird houses following some major construction at Chatfield Reservoir to assist with re-establishing the birds habitat that was disrupted by the construction project.
Christensen cleaned and re-stained wood fences and re-painted the red fire lines in front of the school.
Beneficiary: Rocky Heights Middle School, Highlands Ranch
Hardin organized a Stop the Bleed trauma training course for school staff. Hardin additionally made ten Stop the Bleed kits for distribution throughout the school and worked with the school nurse to ensure first aid kits were up-to-date.
Van Houten built a stage, which can be taken apart for easy storage, to be used repeatedly. The residents have used it for luncheons, and a fashion show.
Parcells rehabilitated a previous Eagle Scout project by refurbishing three picnic tables at an elementary school playground.
Sayeedi built and installed a weather station in the school yard. The weather station includes a hygrometer, barometer, thermometer, a display case with weather related information and a weathervane.
Burns restored an outside wall which leaked water into the daycare area inside. His project stripped the damaged wood, resealed, primed and painted the damaged wall. Additionally, his project removed faulty window frames, resealed them and built new frames to keep water out.
Perry fundraised money to beautify the entrance of the neighborhood. He organized the purchase and installation of dozens of plants and shrubs which were planted by 35 volunteers.