Cavalier Senior Earns Eagle Scout and Serves His School Community

Congratulations to JCCHS senior, Peter Ray, on the recent completion of his Eagle Scout requirements!  We asked Peter to share his story of his Eagle Scout project.  He used the project as an opportunity to better the John Carroll community, and enhance the current and future experiences of Cavalier students.  
Being an Eagle Scout means about 5+ long years of hard work which includes months worth of paperwork, hundreds of classes and meetings, and lots of physical stress. Once you’ve finished 85-90% of it all, it all comes down to the Eagle Scout Project. The projects purpose is to demonstrate leadership and serve the community.
At John Carroll, many students (including myself) enjoy spending class time outside, especially after spending the majority of 2020 inside; this was the beginning of the “proposal process” for the project. I had considered many other project ideas at the school, some included a small amphitheater on the hill by the breezeway and another was permanent seating outside the lunchroom. The final plan was an outdoor classroom with a lecture podium and seating for about 25 students, and the space outside the art and choir rooms, under 3 large trees, was the perfect location.
The planning, paperwork, approvals/signatures, fundraising for the costs, and completing the project itself took about 3.5 months.  With the help of John Carroll's alumni director, Mr. Mike Bouton, my dad, and many teens, I finally finished around mid October. The cost of the entire project was $792.84 which worked out perfectly because I raised $800 in donations. 
I'm proud of the project and I hope that it is a useful and enjoyable space for JCCHS faculty and students for many years to come.  
Peter will be attending Samford University in the fall of 2022 with plans to study business and marketing!
To the right are pictures of Mr. Patrick Cashio's class taking advantage of Birmingham's beautiful weather during Homecoming Week!  
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