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HHS student soars to the rank of Eagle Scout Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Wednesday, April 17 2013

Gerald "Alec" Senton

HOLLY, Michigan – Gerald “Alec” Senton has spent many of his 16-years bettering himself through the Boy Scouts of America program, earning the 26 badges and completing a detailed project to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

Last summer, Alec completed his chosen project – rebuilding Rose Pioneer Elementary School’s nature trail by mowing down years of overgrown grass, raking out and laying a weed barrier down the trail, discovering and restoring a lost fire pit area, and repairing the broken footbridges that the school’s Parent Teacher Organization put in several years prior. A member of local Scout Troop 43, Alex has also put in countless volunteer hours at his church, school, and serving in the kitchen of the Holland City Mission.

Alec Senton and his crew refur...

Youth Champions celebrated at HACC Annual Dinner Print
Wednesday, November 28 2012

HOLLY, Michigan – Thirteen local community members were recognized for the help that they provide in assisting young people to make wise decisions, choose positive paths, and grow into competent, caring and responsible adults. The group was honored at the Nov. 13 Holly Area Community Coalition annual dinner held at Holly Woodlands.

Among those recognized as Youth Champions for 2012 were Holly tennis coaches, Brennan Brown and Will Sophiea, retired paraprofessional and volunteer for the Imagine Program and Special Olympics, Geri Hezs, HACC Youth Coordinator and Pastor of Crossings Community Church, Nick Klempp, Patterson Elementary School teachers, Christine King and Stephanie Raymoure, HHS Career Center Coordinator and Robotics coach, Karen Logan, Holly Academy teachers, Stacia Mazzone and Kellie Robertson, HHS teacher, Josh McCreedy, Holly Academy parent volunteer, Jose Melero, HACC and HAYA volunteer Cherie Monette, and Youth Ministry Coordinator for St. Rita Catholic Church, Shelly Rau.

“The HACC is very lucky to have so many wonderful and committed individuals in the community,” HACC Project Coordinator, Susan Papple said. “Congratulations to all of these outstanding people.”

HHS student works toward Eagle Scout Award Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Monday, September 17 2012

Jacob Bischer

HOLLY, Michigan – Two sets of bleachers and a utility shed near the baseball diamonds located on the Karl Richter Campus look a lot better this week after Holly High School sophomore, Jacob Bischer headed up the project in his quest for the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout Award.

A member of Troop 43, Jacob, 15, enlisted the help of family members, and fellow troop members in reroofing and repainting the utility shed and replacing shoddy boarding on two sets of bleachers at the fields.

“I really wanted to choose a project that would have a positive impact on the community,” Jacob said Saturday. “The school board gave me a $500 budget, and I was able to purchase the items we would need.”  Shingles, paint, boards and other materials were delivered to the baseball fields, courtesy of Kerton Lumber.

Davisburg girl scouts earn Bronze Award Print
Tuesday, March 22 2011

Junior Girl Scouts in the 5th ...

DAVISBURG, Michigan – In addition to earning the highly coveted Bronze Award, the girl scouts belonging to Davisburg Troop 13075 learned an important lesson in compassion last weekend as they prepared and delivered 29 personal care packages to children staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor.

The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a junior Girl Scout can earn, requiring her to learn the leadership and planning skills necessary to follow though on a project that makes a positive impact on the community.

To earn their award, the scouts spent the weekend at Camp Hawthorn Hallow, each making personal care packages for families at the Ronald McDonald House. Troop Leader Nancy Humphreys said the packages included polar fleece lap blankets with a strategically placed heart inside each blanket that read, “Lord our God, maker of the universe, let your healing power descend upon this child and drive out this illness, let the medicine work quickly and thoroughly, and restore them to health.”

Humphries said the packages also included homemade soaps and other personal care products like shampoos and lotions.

The troop later delivered the packages to the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor where they were treated to a tour of the facility. “They were truly blessed in feeling that they may be able to provide some comfort to the families that stay there when their child is sick,” Humphries said.

Holly student receives Eagle Scout Award Print
Wednesday, June 23 2010

Matthew Michael Gagnon

HOLLY, Michigan – Matthew Michael Gagnon, 16 recently received the Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement award offered by the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on behalf of Matthew’s achievement on June 5. 

A member of Davisburg Troop 3, Matthew has been involved in scouting since he was 6 years old and a Tiger Cub in Cub Scout Pack 192. He completed his Eagle project last summer at Adopt-A-Pet in Fenton. He currently serves as the Chapter Secretary/Treasurer of the Chippewa Lodge 29 Order of the Arrow (OA). 

Matthew hiked the Chief Pontiac Trail in 2006, enjoys participating in conclave ceremonies, and is highly involved in OA. A skilled archer, Matthew recently accepted an archery instructor position at Lost Lake Scout Reserve for 2010 Summer Camp season. 

Matthew is a sophomore at Holly High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in track and field and hockey. His life ambition is to become an FBI agent.

Matthew’s parents, Wayne and Maureen Caunt, are both very proud of his many achievements.


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