Eagle Scout to have his day in Westlake

Westlake Scout Jesus Garcia recently acheived the Eagle rank. Photo by Dawn Wride.

Jesus Garcia, 18, will receive his Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 536, on April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 25000 Westwood Road in Westlake. The invitation to attend the presentation is extended to all who would like to congratulate Jesus for his achievement of achieving the Eagle rank.

That day will be declared Jesus Garcia Day in Westlake by Mayor Dennis Clough. Jesus will also receive a Proclamation of Achievement certificate from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. For his Eagle project, Jesus organized a luncheon at the Westlake Community Center where he gave a talk on the War of 1812. Members of his family then served lunch to the 50 people in attendance.

Jesus is a senior at Westlake High School where he lettered in wrestling last year. After graduation this spring, he plans to attend college for one year prior to serving a two-year mission for his church. His career goal is to become a certified public accountant. Jesus expresses much thanks to his high school teachers, his scoutmasters and members of his family for the support they have given him on his path to Eagle.

The Eagle rank is the highest attainable honor for an active youth scout. It bespeaks up to six years of active, consistent effort, and requires not only extensive knowledge of Scouting, but intensive community service. Please join us in congratulating Jesus Garcia for this major life accomplishment.

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 10:09 AM, 04.15.2014