Friends earn Eagle rank

April 7, 2013 

From left, Barry Bowman, Andy Yeh, and Jared Everson are photographed at their Eagle Scout Court of Honor with Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, back.

COURTESY OF BRIAN BOWMAN

Three longtime friends from Cary were honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout with a combined ceremony last month.

B arry A. Bowman, Jared Everson and Andy S. Yeh met in fourth grade at Davis Drive Elementary School and now are juniors at Green Hope High School.

For his Eagle project, Barry designed and installed a rain garden to slow erosion outside the educational building at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary. Barry is the son of Brian and Helen Bowman.

Jared led fellow Scouts in cleaning the cement surface and painting a 550- square-foot map of the United States on the playground at Davis Drive Elementary School. They also painted the school mascot, a dolphin, on the basketball court. Jared is the son of Butch and Paige Everson and grandson of Jess and Freida Stewart of Cary.

For his project, Andy led fellow Scouts and troop leaders in building four free-standing pull-up bars at Green Hope High School for use by students and athletes. Andy is the son of David and Michelle Yeh.

The boys are members of Troop 212, which is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 6650 and meets at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cary.

The Eagle rank is the highest achievement in Boy Scouting.

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