By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Marlborough – Justin Friess, 17, from Boy Scout Troop 2, recently completed his service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting's highest honor.
Friess, along with members of his troop, his family and friends, built four hexagon shaped picnic tables for the courtyard of the 1LT Charles W. ?Whitcomb Middle School. The crew also did some landscaping and painted the Marlborough Panthers “paw” logo at the area.
As a former student at the Whitcomb School, he knew that the outside courtyard space was “barely used and in desperate need of revitalization.” Improving the space seemed like a great way to fulfill his project requirements while also giving back to the school he had attended for four years.
Friess first met with John Ghiloni , the school district's director of public facilities, to discuss the ideas he had for the area and to show him the plans for the four tables.
“The project went smoothly thanks to all those who donated materials, funding and their time.? With the help of my family, Scouts, Scout dads and friends it all came together,” Friess said. “I was really happy with the outcome and I hope that it will be used for many years.”
Friess is now a senior at Marlborough High School and will be applying to New York and New England colleges to study architecture in the fall of 2015.