James Sanchioli, '19; Zachary Wells, '19, receive Eagle Scout Rank

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James Sanchioli, '19; Zachary Wells, '19, receive Eagle Scout Rank
James Sanchioli, '19; Zachary Wells, '19, receive Eagle Scout Rank

Congratulations to SLS seniors James Sanchioli and Zachary Wells, who received their Eagle Scout Awards on April 30 at St. Bernard School!

In April 2018, James completed his Eagle Scout project at Montour Trail, which is run by a non-profit volunteer organization that relies on donations to keep the trail maintained. Along the trail, the council had pamphlet/brochure boxes made of wood that were rotting, and limited funds meant they were unable to replace the boxes. James constructed 20 new boxes, made of weather-resistant PVC lumber, to cover 20 miles of the trail between Coraopolis and the Panhandle trail. Along with fundraising, James received a $250 donation from the Fraternal Order of Police to fund his project. His project was completed with the help of his fellow scouts, SLS cross-country team members, SLS band members and fellow students. James's project holds special meaning for him, as he has spent many hours walking, riding bikes and running with the SLS cross-country team on the Montour Trail.

In 2017, Zach completed his Eagle Scout project by renovating the SLS Marching Band trailer. Having been involved with the band since his freshman year, Zach was excited to renovate the trailer so it could be used to its fullest potential. Previously, the trailer had no shelving, so many students didn't use it to transport their instruments, as they'd bounce around and get damaged in transit. Zach and his volunteers held a fundraiser at Sunoco in Bridgeville, and received a discount on materials from Lowe's in Bethel Park to fund the project. With the help of Zach's friends from the Rebels band, his Scout Troop 238, and his baseball teammates, Zach was able to complete the project in just two days.

Great job, James and Zach! Congratulations on your accomplishment!