24 May 2017

CHS Class of 2017 Includes 21 Eagle Scouts

Catholic High School has 21 Eagle Scouts in its graduating class of 2017. In a class of 277 seniors, 7.5 percent have achieved the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America program. Eagle Scouts in the CHS class of 2017 are Benton Alford, Chris Alumbaugh, Hagan Dalton, Will de la Bretonne, Collin DeVillier, Ryan Devillier, Taylor Empson, Taylor Fontenot, Ezra Grant, Ryan Guerin, Collin Hebert, Byrne Kennedy, William Martin, Gabe Mengarelli, Daniel Ourso, Jake Rovira, Andrew Schoonmaker, Nicholas Thompson, Jacob Thornton, Austin Tuminello and Alexander Van Biersel.

Of the 21 graduating Eagle Scouts, five graduated as an Academic Program Scholar (weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher), 11 Honors Program Scholars (weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and completed at least 13 honors/advanced placement courses), two PrincipalÕs Award recipients (weighted cumulative GPA of 4.0), two National Merit Commended students and one National Merit Finalist. In addition, seven Eagle Scouts were among the 12 seniors named a Catholic High School Man of the Year in recognition of their outstanding career performance in multiple areas, including academics, religion, human relations, extracurriculars and service throughout their time at CHS.

To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Scout must progress through six ranks, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, serve in several leadership positions within his troop and provide service to the community. In addition, a Scout must plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for a religious or community organization.

Photo caption: Eagle Scouts in the Catholic High School graduating class of 2017 are (top, left to right) Hagan Dalton, Daniel Ourso, Taylor Fontenot, Ryan Guerin, Chris Alumbaugh, Collin Hebert, Austin Tuminello, Jake Rovira, Benton Alford, Byrne Kennedy, (sitting, left to right) Ezra Grant, Jacob Thornton, Andrew Schoonmaker, Collin Devillier, Ryan Devillier, Nicholas Thompson, Taylor Empson, William Martin and Alexander Van Biersel. Not pictured are Will de la Bretonne and Gabe Mengarelli.