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Eagle Scouts help their community

May 22, 2014
The Town Crier

Three seniors from Fitch High School have achieved the honor of becoming Eagle Scouts of Troop 115.

Scouts Zack While, Sal Minardi, and Jeff Bishop have spent a large part of their lives dedicated to helping others while learning skills and giving back to their community by accepting leadership and lead projects.

While's projects included raising of $250 and helping with the design and installation of two benches for Fire Station 2 on Mahoning Avenue. Minardi's project required him to raise $600 to build and restore the outhouses of the Loghurst Cabin Museum on Boardman-Canfield Road and Bishop lead a project to build a drum storage cabinet for the Fitch High School band and raised $855.

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Fitch seniors Jeff Bishop, Zack While and Sal Minardi earn Eagle rank for giving back to their community.

Bishop joined the troop when he was in fourth grade, and both While and Minardi joined when they were in first grade. They each went through the seven ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, second Class, first Class, Star, Life, and finally Eagle. Since becoming Eagle Scouts, they mentored the younger ranked scouts during troop meetings and camping trips. When asked what their favorite thing about the Scouts was, they agreed the camping trips and making friends from other towns were the two best things about Scouts.

Besides being in the Scouts, they are active in extracurricular activities at Fitch High School. Minardi is part of the National Honor Society and plays varsity football. While is part of the Robotics Team FalcoTech 3193, Fitch Academics Team, Fitch band and National Honor Society. Bishop is in band, track, cross country and wrestling.

After graduation, Minardi will be attending Youngstown State University and will be studying criminal justice. While will be attending Youngstown State University as well, using his Leslie Cochran Scholars Award to study computer science. Bishop will be attending the University of Akron to study biomedical engineering.



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