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July 3, 2007 > Local scouts honored as Eagles

Local scouts honored as Eagles

Michael Yee, a Sophomore at Washington High School, and Anthony Catania, a Sophomore at Fremont Christian High received Scouting's highest award at a Court of Honor on Friday, June 29, 2007. Both are members of Troop 176. Michael, age 15, is the son of Garrett and Maria Yee and Anthony, age 16, is the son of Brad and Nancy Catania.

For his Eagle Project, Michael built floating waterfowl habitats at Quarry Lakes Park in Fremont. This project took several months to complete and required a variety of materials including dock foam, plywood, concrete, rope, and netting material. The floating habitats were launched this past summer and can be seen with waterfowl using actively using the habitats. In addition to his Eagle Project, he has earned a total of 21 merit badges, has over 50 nights of camping, attended Brownsea Junior Leader Training, the 2005 National Jamboree in Virginia, and will be heading out to Philmont High Adventure Camp this August. He has been in Scouting for over 8 years. In addition to Scouting, Michael participates in extra curricular activities at school and is a member of both the Holy Spirit Church and the Chinese Independent Church of Fremont. Michael is the fourth Eagle Scout in the family. His older brother, Gilbert Yee, his father, Garrett Yee, and his uncle, Gary Ono are also Eagle Scouts.

For his Eagle Project, Anthony renovated one of the first grade classrooms at Glenmoor Elementary. His project required building storage units, painting bookshelves, applying trim and bulletin board paper to the walls and arranging furniture. In total, this project took over 200 hours, which he completed this past summer, just before the beginning of the current school year. Anthony attended Glenmoor Elementary. In addition to his project, Anthony has earned a total of 22 merit badges. He has held various positions, to include Patrol Leader, Scribe, and Quartermaster. He has attended Brownsea Junior Leader Training, Eagle Camp, has over 50 nights of camping. Anthony sings with the Centerville Presbyterian Choir, as an intern in their scholarship program, as well as with the Fremont Christian School Choir, and FCS Advanced Ensemble, which recently traveled to New York this past spring to compete. In addition, Anthony enjoys Karate and weight training.

Michael and Anthony's Eagle Court of Honor was held at Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont.

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