Brandon J. Ciavarella, son of John and Melissa Ciavarella of Boardman, has received his Eagle Scout award, Boy Scoutings highest honor, at a court-of-honor ceremony March 9 at Boardman United Methodist Church.
Brandon started his scouting career with Cub Scout Pack 27 in the fall of 2002 as a Tiger. He earned is Arrow of Light Award in 2006 and became a member of Troop 46, a part of the Greater Western Reserve Council. Under the leadership of Scout Master Eric Grabman he earned 22 merit badges. His Eagle project was at the Loghurst Farm in Canfield. Brandon restored the front and side gardens of the house in a historically accurate manner under the direction of Gayle Wanamaker, the museum curator. This included digging up the beds, and mulching them. He planted peonies and climbing roses in the front bed and a lilac bush in the side bed. This added much needed color and curb appeal that was missing since the house was relocated by Western Reserve Historical society in the 90s.
He is a senior at Boardman High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society, Computer and Italian clubs and a shot put and discus thrower on the track team. Brandon is also a member in the Boardman Spartan Marching Band in which he is the Senior Section leader for the drumline and plays in the Wind Ensemble. He also plays in the worship band at Greater Life Church in Boardman. He plans to attend the University of Akron in the fall to pursue a degree in Computer Science
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Eagle Scout Brandon J. Ciavarella