Shrewsbury/Westborough – Boy Scout Troop 4 of Shrewsbury recently celebrated their six newest Eagle Scouts – Dan Boucher, Isaac Grosner, Brett Lebow, Matthew Plunkett, Tim Sherman and Alyxandr Srnka. The ceremony was held at Mill Pond School in Westborough June 25. In recognition of their accomplishments, the new Eagle Scouts received citations from Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, State Senator Michael Moore, State Representative Hannah Kane, and Westborough Selectman George Barrette. The Eagle Court of Honor concluded the 2015-2016 Scouting year that saw Troop 4 award the rank of Eagle to a total of 16 scouts.
Dan Boucher recently graduated from Westborough High School (WHS) and will attend Ohio State to study biomedical engineering. At WHS he was a varsity basketball and lacrosse player, serving as lacrosse team co-captain his senior year. He was a member of the National Honor Society and the Student Council. He attended two of the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Camps: Northern Tier on the boundary waters of Canada and Minnesota, canoeing 100 miles in 2012; Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, backpacking 75 miles in 2013. Dan served as the senior patrol leader or “lead Scout” for the troop as a sophomore. Dan has been a member of the Congregational Church Youth Group that repairs homes during the summer.
Isaac Grosner recently graduated from WHS and will attend the University of Vermont to study forestry and wildlife management to become a state ranger or warden. At WHS he was a member of the varsity indoor and outdoor track teams for four years, serve senior year as captain of both the indoor and outdoor track teams, and competed in the state championship. He was also a member of the Mock UN team for four years. He attended both Northern Tier and Philmont, and he also served as the senior patrol leader on the Maine High Adventure canoe trip. Isaac also served as the Troop 4 senior patrol leader as a junior.
Brett Lebow is a sophomore at WHS where he runs indoor and outdoor track as well as cross country. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council, along with being elected to the Executive Board as the community service chair. He competes at the Southborough Rod and Gun Club on the Junior Rifle Team and serves as team captain of the competitive travel team. He attended the Boy Scouts of America Seabase High Adventure Camp, sailing throughout the Keys of Florida, and will attend Northern Tier in Minnesota this summer. He served as the senior patrol leader at Camp Resolute last summer when the troop won Honor Troop, and was named the senior patrol leader for the troop for next fall.
Matthew Plunkett is another recent graduate of WHS where he was a soccer player and cellist in the WHS Orchestra and Chamber Group. He was a mentor in the Building Bridges program. Matthew will attend UMass Lowell in the fall, where he has been accepted into the honors engineering program.
Timothy Sherman also recently graduated from WHS. Tim earned 35 merit badges during his days in Scouting. Tim was also involved with karate, earning his black belt. Tim will be attending Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., this fall to study computers and innovation.
Alyxandr Srnka recently graduated from Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury, where he ran cross country and track, and was in the chess club. He was also involved in Habitat for Humanity, going on a service trip to Delaware. Alyx also volunteered at the St. Mary’s Family Festival Food Court each fall. He will be attending Assumption College in the fall where he plans to study accounting.