Student earns Gold Award

The following student has earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement in the Girl Scouts:

Victoria Jasse Pelarski, 18, daughter of Martha Jasse of Austin, created a pamphlet to help raise awareness about leukemia and created a memorial at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church for Theresa Hodapp and those who have suffered the loss of a family member to leukemia. Pelarski is a member of the Oak Hill service unit, and is a freshman at Northeastern University in Boston.

Students earn Eagle Scout rank

The following students have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts:

NathanBlue, 18, son of Mike and Brenda Blue of Austin, created a sitting space and a flowerbed near the pickup and dropoff area for band and orchestra students at Westlake High School. Blue is a member of Troop 31, which is chartered by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, and is a senior at Westlake High School.

Matthew Charles Dorantes, 17, son of Martin and Tessy Dorantes of Bastrop, replaced and painted siding and trimmed bushes as part of a beautification project for the First Methodist Church of Bastrop’s Haney House. Dorantes is a member of Troop 2010, which is chartered by First Methodist Church of Bastrop, and is a senior at One Day Academy.

RobbySkrobarczyk, 17, son of Bob and Caaren Skrobarczyk of Austin, constructed a practice baseball field at Bowie High School, which included building a Major League Baseball regulation-size pitching mound and installing new bases. Skrobarczyk is a member of Troop 448, which is chartered by St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, and is a senior at Bowie High School.

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