Jason Aaron Fernandes, the son of Ed and Penny Fernandes, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, which will be presented in Court of Honor ceremonies March 15, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Concord.
He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 444, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Craig Mizutani.
For his Eagle Scout community service project, Fernandes built and installed 10 planter boxes, each six feet long by two feet wide by two feet high, for the inside perimeter of a 33x20 landscape area at St. Bonaventure Church in Concord. It included a gravel drainage path, and electrical conduit pipe and top soil. The project took 395 hours and 42 volunteers to complete, with donations and discounts coming from Dolan's Lumber, Lowe's and Navlet's.
During his Scouting career, Fernandes earned the Arrow of Light Award in 2006, 21 merit badges, and was an instrumentalist in church, drum major for the Clayton Valley Charter High School marching band, was Outstanding Freshman and Sophomore, and led a project for Goa Sudharop "Let's Draw a Bridge," providing school supplies to orphans in Goa, India.
Fernandes, 17, is a senior at Clayton Valley Charter High School in Concord.
Austin Trevor Roark, the son of Michael and Debbie Roark, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, which is to be presented in Court of Honor ceremonies Feb. 16, at the Concord United Methodist Church.
For his Eagle Scout community service project, Roark designed and led volunteers in the building and installation of five planter boxes and benches at Westwood Elementary School in Concord.
During his Scouting career, Roark earned 34 merit badges, attended the 2010 National Jamboree, and will attend the 2013 event, and worked as a staff member at National Youth Leadership Training for two years. He is also a member of the Order of the Arrow Honor Society. He has cycled 1,109 miles, backpacked 146 miles, camped 112 nights, and totaled 94 miles via kayak.
Roark, 15, is a freshman at Concord High School.