South Iredell senior attains Eagle Scout rank
PHOTO: Eagle Scout William Clontz poses for a photo with Jim Mixson, Scoutmaster of Troop 609.
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William Clontz, the son of Scott and Angela Clontz of Statesville, recently received the Eagle Scout Rank during a special ceremony at New Hope Baptist Church.
Clontz is a member of Troop 609 of Statesville. The troop is sponsored by First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Statesville.
A senior at South Iredell High School, Clontz plans to pursue a career in aviation upon his graduation.
He has been very active in Troop 609 serving in various leadership roles, including Patrol Leader, Scribe, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol. He is currently an Assistant Scoutmaster for the troop. Clontz is also very active at New Hope Baptist Church.
The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Nationally, only about 4 percent of Scouts obtain the rank of Eagle. The requirements necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill.
Since BSA's founding, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by almost 2.5 million youth. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout Spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership. The scout must also complete an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages.
For his Eagle Scout project, Clontz designed and installed three flag poles and landscaped an area for New Hope Baptist.