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Community - January 11, 2017

Five local youths attain Eagle Scout rank

Five boys — Jack Hansen, Trevor Kelly, Henry Marks, Nicholas Nolasco and Marshall Williams — all of Menlo Park Troop 222, earned their rank of Eagle Scout and were honored at a recent Court of Honor at Menlo Church. The troop is headed by Scoutmaster Jay Hansen.

Jack Hansen, son of Jay and Christine Hansen of Menlo Park, is a sophomore at Menlo-Atherton High School. He plays football and lacrosse. His Eagle project involved refurbishing and repainting a ramp at BOK Ranch. He has served as assistant patrol leader, patrol leader and quartermaster. He has completed five 50-mile hikes during his tenure as a scout.

Trevor Kelly, son of Roland and Carol Kelly of Menlo Park, is a senior at Summit Preparatory High School. A nationally recognized rower, he competes with the varsity crew team at NorCal Rowing. His service project was building a 16x12-foot pergola at Summit Prep for students and faculty to enjoy.

Henry Marks, son of Doug and Sidney Marks of Menlo Park, is a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School, where he is on the swim and water polo teams. His Eagle project involved the revitalization and renovation of the plant identification trail at Menlo Civic Center. As a scout, Henry has completed five 50-mile hikes, including three with his father.

Nicholas Nolasco, son of Tony and Cyndi Nolasco of Menlo Park, is a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School. He is senior class co-adviser and part of the Grab Bag Theatre. His project included building two benches, a planter box, a canopy at the Menlo Park Senior Center and refurbishing the path leading to them.

Marshall Williams is the son of Brandon and Stephanie Williams of Menlo Park, a sophomore and home-schooled. A student, athlete and musician, his scouting journey has spanned three states, New York, Florida and California, and four Scouting units. His leadership project involved co-leading, creating, and filling five trailers with emergency supplies for the Menlo Park Community Emergency Response Team that can be used should an emergency strike the community.


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