Four Boy Scouts in Chapel Hill’s Troop 835 recently achieved the rank of Eagle, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting.
Andrew HoTong, son of Anthony and Betty HoTong; Walker M. Knight, son of Josiah and Myra Knight; Steve Shannon, son of Andrew and Pam Shannon; and Colton M. Shoup, son of Dave and Michelle Shoup, made improving schools and a park in Chapel Hill the focus of their Eagle projects.
Andrew’s project was directing the construction of a 30-foot bridge at Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill to help walkers and bikers cross a water runoff ditch that separates a field from some trails in the woods.
Walker built a set of stairs and a gravel path on an often-muddy shortcut students used to reach the bus lot at East Chapel Hill High School.
Colton created a new championship sign on Chapel Hill High School’s Tiger Field and installed new landscaping. He also held awareness activities for sudden arrhythmia death syndrome, which claimed the life of a student-athlete at the school.
Steve built two rolling racks for cellos and basses in the Chapel Hill High School band room and also built a trophy case to display the band’s awards.
Andrew and Walker attended East Chapel Hill High School, and Steve and Colton attended Chapel Hill High School.