Community and Court of Honor

Dan Peterson
Community is a linchpin of reaching our fullest potential. I remember first arriving on the campus of Regents to interview for a position in the spring of 2012. The buzzword spoken the most was community. I was reminded of community last Satuday as I attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Community is a linchpin of reaching our fullest potential. I remember first arriving on the campus of Regents to interview for a position in the spring of 2012. The buzzword spoken the most was community. I was reminded of community last Satuday as I attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for the following young men: Garrett Dunn, Karl Franz, Thomas Hartman, Nicholas Jacquin, Jake Knauth, Andrew Kuhlman, Christopher Kuhlman, Wilson Long, John Luke Roberts, William Ruby, Will Westmoreland, and Ethan Yokum. I had each of these young men as 7th graders in the School of Logic, and they are now juniors at Regents. Seeing their growth and maturation is a blessing to behold.
 
The Eagle Scout is awarded to a Scout who completes 21 merit badges and a comprehensive and challenging Eagle Scout service project. Arthur Eldred became the first Eagle Scout in 1912, and since then, approximately only 2% of Boy Scouts achieve this milestone. The event was special as each newly minted Eagle Scout honored their parents. There were several honorable moments throughout the event. Perhaps, the most moving part of the program was when three of the Scouts honored the investment of Scoutmaster Dr. Kurt Knauth and his wife, Laura, for the time and energy they invested. They understood that an accomplishment like Eagle Scout only comes with community. These young men knew they would not be standing there without the help of many others.
 
This remarkable accomplishment by these young men displays grit and determination on an individual level, but being present to celebrate this accomplishment, I discerned there was a corporate community aspect as well. These Eagle Scouts achieved higher heights because of community and each other. We can learn a lot about community from them. We go farther together. I am excited to see how far we can go as a school community in the future ahead.
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