Yevich marks Eagle court of honor

Mayor Lauretti and Michael Yevich, Jr.

Mayor Lauretti and Michael Yevich, Jr.

Michael A. Yevich Jr. of Troop 27 celebrated his Eagle Court of Honor at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 16.

Michael has been a Scout since September 2002. As a Cub Scout in Den 6 and Pack 27, he attended many den and pack events and earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts. After Cub Scouts, he joined Troop 27. During his years as a Boy Scout, he served in several leadership positions including, Den Chief, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol leader and Senior Patrol leader.

Among his favorite activities with the Troop are; whitewater rafting and camping in Pennsylvania, spending a week of island survival at the Boy Scout’s Florida Sea Base, and a 14-day trek at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimmaron, N.M. where he and his crew camped and hiked more than 70 miles and participated in many ranch activities.

Michael is currently a junior at Emmett O’Brien Regional Vocational Technical School where he is studying manufacturing technology and is in all honors level classes in his academic studies. He was recently inducted into the National Honor Society and was presented with the Faculty Merit Award for work ethic in career development. After graduation, he plans to study business in college and follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and start his own tool and die shop.

Michael is an apprentice toolmaker at Precision Tool & Components in Milford. In his spare time he enjoys longboarding and playing Airsoft with his friends.

Michael’s Eagle Scout project was to build a 20 foot bridge for the Shelton Trails Committee over a stream on the white trail in the Birchbank Trails. Michael held a carwash fundraiser to raise the money for the project and successfully lead a group of Scouts and Scout leaders to build the bridge. Michael attended his Eagle Scout Board of Review and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout December 2012.

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