Little Miami High School Blog

LM Eagle Scouts bettering schools, community

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Over the years, the Little Miami school district has been the beneficiary of hundreds of hours volunteer service on the part of local organizations, whether done by PTOs, churches or other groups.

But the young men who choose to serve the district and their community in seeking their Eagle Scout award are a breed apart.

The Eagle is the highest achievement that a Boy Scout can reach and is only attainable after the scout plans, develops and leads a service project where he demonstrates leadership and a commitment to duty. Only four percent of all scouts receive the Eagle award.

Over the summer, three young men who attend Little Miami chose to have their projects benefit their fellow classmates and community. Senior Michael Kilgore, junior Joseph Swisher and sophomore Zach Blow planned, organized and executed projects that will enhance the community and the district for years to come.

In addition, three other Scouts – Zach Knoblauch, Shaun Loftin and Jason Lyke – are planning their own Eagle projects that will also benefit Little Miami.

“We are proud of these young men for achieving their Eagle award, and we are humbled that they are serving our school district and our community in doing so,” said Superintendent Greg Power. “Their quiet dedication to service is an example to us all.”

Both Swisher and Blow helped make improvements to the garden at Little Miami Intermediate School that helps supply vegetables to the school’s cafeteria.

Kilgore built an arbor at Testerman Park in memory of the late Brayden Thornbury. Read the interviews with each scout below.