Eagle Scout Andrei Elliott
Another great Board of Review last night and yet another Pelathe District Eagle Scout to congratulate. Andrei Elliott, of Troop 53 in Lawrence, successfully passed his Eagle Board and has now climbed the Trail to Eagle.
Andrei is a senior at Free State High School. He holds a 4.0 grade point average and was recently named a National Merit Semifinalist! He participates on the FSHS math team, started the school’s chess club, and competes nationally in the American Regions Math League on the team representing Kansas. He is also involved in the Scholar’s Bowl and the Science Olympiad and participates in national competition through the Business Professionals of America program.
Andrei ran out of advanced placement math classes to take in high school, so he is taking an honors math class at KU this year. In what little spare time he has, Andrei participates in the Lawrence Community Fencing Club.
Andrei plans to attend college next year and major in math, engineering, or computer science. He is currently looking at three schools: KU (in the Honors Program), MIT, and Rennselaer Polytechnical Institute.
In Scouts, Andrei has served as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Scribe with Troop 53. He has attended Camp Naish, Camp Alexander in Colorado, and the Brownsea National Youth Leadership Program. He has hiked at Philmont Scout Ranch and is a member of Order of the Arrow. Andrei said that Philmont was the highlight of his scouting career.
Andrei’s Eagle project was to plan and construct a large outdoor stone bar-b-que grill at the First United Methodist Church’s west campus for church members and youth groups to use. The project took several days and 148 total hours to complete. He tried it out with a
Congratulations to Andrei Elliott
Thank-you BBQ for donors and volunteers, in the 105 degree heat this past summer. Andrei said the project really helped him gain confidence and taught him to how to lead a team. He personally raised $850 to pay for the project!
Our Board team last night included Jay Morris, Cindy Lynn, Scott Braden, Eric Muetz, Tom Volek, and Acting Scoutmaster Keith Wood. Thanks to all of you folks for helping on this very enjoyable Board last night.
Please congratulate Andrei Elliott when you see him next. He’s an Eagle Scout.
Pelathe District Advancement Chairman