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Dispennett to be honored as Eagle Scout Saturday

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A ceremony honoring Jacob Dispennett for achieving his Eagle Scout will take place from 3:30-5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Renaissance Reception and Conference Center, 101 W. National Ave., Brazil.

There will be refreshments following the ceremony.

The public is welcome to attend Saturday's event.

Approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who make the attempt will obtain the rank of Eagle Scout.

Each Eagle Scout must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, show leadership and successfully complete a community or church-related service project to complete the requirements.

Saturday's program will feature State Representative Jim Baird (Republican) as the guest speaker and will include more detail about Dispennett's recently completed project.

His project was to design, construct and install six large portable archery targets for use at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds for its youth archery program.

The project created the first indoor 4-H archery range in the state.

Dispennett, who is a senior at Northview High School, worked with the Rotary Club of Brazil and Clay County 4-H Archery Club for donations toward the project.

He also credited his scoutmaster, Jeff Myers (and Myers' wife, Cheryl), with helping make the project a success.

Dispennett is a member of Troop 95.

His parents are Rob and Lana Dispennett, Brazil.

He has served as chaplain's aide, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, instructor and an assistant scout master.

He is a member of Order of the Arrow, scouting's national honor society.

He joins other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, including former President Gerald R. Ford, astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, cinematographer Steven Spielberg and former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigations William Sessions.

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