Photo courtesy of Angie Denton.
Eagle Scout Denton
Hoover resident John Denton recently earned the highest honor that can be earned by a Boy Scout – the rank of Eagle. To earn his Eagle, Denton led a four-day percussion workshop for children of various ages at the YWCA.
Hoover resident and Altamont School senior John Everett Denton recently received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. Dr. Donald Williamson, Alabama’s Public Health Officer, presented Denton with a Certificate of Commendation signed by Governor Robert Bentley to recognize him earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating ideals of service and leadership, including organizing and leading an extensive service project. Denton’s Eagle Scout project was a four-day percussion workshop for students of various ages at the YWCA of Central Alabama. Paint buckets, drumsticks, an instructional video, an educational syllabus and instructors were provided for the project.
Denton, age 18, is a member of Dawson Memorial Troop 83. While attending Altamont, Denton has been a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, debate team, Musician’s Society, lacrosse team, jazz band and music ensemble. Denton has been accepted to The University of Alabama Honors College and New College program. He is currently a University of Alabama Fellows finalist and a National Merit semifinalist.
-Submitted by Angie Denton