Sophomores Earn Eagle Scout Honors

Greenhill Sophomores Earn Eagle Scout Honors

Congratulations to Noah Chu ’26 and Derian Herrmann ’26 for recently achieving the highest rank of Boy Scouts – Eagle Scout.

Greenhill students Noah Chu ’26 and Derian Herrmann ’26 earned the highest rank of Boys Scouts – Eagle Scouts. Each had to do a service project of their choosing.

Noah’s Eagle Scout project benefitted the Semones Family YMCA. The YMCA’s dumpster often overflowed with trash from others, and the YMCA needed a gate for its dumpster enclosure to prevent it from happening. To help the YMCA with this problem, Noah researched other dumpster gates online and came up with a basic design and plan. This also included consulting a contractor since building and installing the gate involved cutting into the concrete to anchor the poles.

Noah coordinated 13 volunteers over several workdays to build and hang the gates. In total, the project took 122 hours. In the end, Noah and his team built two gates to close off the YMCA’s dumpster from the public.

Derian’s Eagle Scout project benefited the R&B 1 Urban Country Farm, managed by Dallas County Master Gardener volunteers and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and located on Dallas County grounds. The project aimed to make the public research, demonstration, and education garden accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The development and construction included:

  • Researching, purchasing, and installing a mobile wheelchair ramp to create garden access;
  • Reworking garden plantings and paths to allow wheelchair access throughout the demonstration beds;
  • Designing and adapting raised-bed planters to allow wheelchair shelving and seating that would hold up to 300 pounds for gardeners unable to stand;
  • Adapting existing fencing to construct a gate wide enough for wheelchair access and with accessible mechanisms that can be operable with one hand, using less than 5 pounds of force and no pinching or grasping of controls to meet ADA rules.

Congratulations to Noah and Derian on this amazing accomplishment!


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