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Court of Honor celebrates 3 new State College Eagle Scouts

by on April 19, 2017 2:19 PM

STATE COLLEGE — State College Boy Scout Troop 83 recently conducted a Court of Honor for three new Eagle Scouts: Alexander Burka, Nathan Shunk and Joseph Sepich, all of State College. 

James Kennedy, Scout executive of the Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, officially convened the Eagle Court of Honor on March 19 at the Ramada Inn.

Burka, son of Tomas B. Burka and Deborah L. Trialonas, of State College, has served Troop 83 as assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader and quartermaster. He has earned 22 merit badges, camped outdoors for more than 81 nights and hiked more than 204 miles, participating in several high adventure trips. He also has volunteered 64 service hours to help others in the community.

For his Eagle Scout project, Burka planned and implemented the construction of a handicapped-accessible community garden for the Mazza Foundation for Education.

Shunk, son of Brian and Jill Shunk, of State College, has served Troop 83 as assistant senior patrol leader, troop guide and quartermaster, in addition to earning 23 merit badges. He has camped outdoors for more than 101 nights and hiked more than 67 miles, participating in four high adventure trips. He also has volunteered 63 service hours to help others in the community.  

For his Eagle Scout project, Shunk included the planning and implementation of a construction project of two large paver sections at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and School. The project included upgrading the landscaped areas.

Sepich, son of Rodney and Tracy Sepich, of State College, has served Troop 83 as assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader and scribe. He has earned 21 merit badges, camped outdoors for more than 82 nights and hiked more than 245 miles, participating in several high adventure trips. He also has volunteered 49 service hours to help others in the community.

For his Eagle Scout project, Sepich planned and implemented the construction of a bridge over a drainage ditch at the Oak Hall Regional Park, coordinating more than 100 hours of Boy Scout volunteer work.

 

 

 

 

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