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Record # of Eagle Scouts

Less than five percent of Boy Scouts ever achieve scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. However, in this year’s Gonzaga Preparatory School graduating class, 13 of the 117 senior male students have earned the Eagle Scout ranking. The national average is about four to six boys per 100. One of them, Richard Brown, is one of 380 Boy Scouts to earn all 137 merit badges in the organization's 108-year history. 
 
The Eagle Scout rank was established by the Boy Scouts of America in 1912, and has since been recognized as one of the most treasured achievements a Scout can earn. Candidates for Eagle Scout must complete the requirements by their 18th birthday. These requirements include: active participation in Boy Scouts, Scout spirit, earn 21 merit badges which includes 10 required badges, serve a minimum of 16 months in a leadership position, go camping for a bare minimum of 24 nights, propose, plan, and carry out an Eagle service project, and have a minimum of seven Scoutmaster conferences and five boards of review. The Eagle Scout rank confirms that a young man embodies the Scout Law, meaning he is a man of strong character, and that he is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
 
“Gonzaga Prep typically has a few graduating Eagle Scouts annually, but this number is a record for us. It speaks to the diligence and commitment of these young men of these high achieving students,” said Vice Principal of Academics, Derek Duchesne.
 
According to the Boy Scouts of America website some notable Eagle Scouts are the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, H. Ross Perot, Bill Gates Sr., Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and Steven Spielberg.
Additionally, one of the 13 Eagle Scouts, Richard Brown, is one of 380 Boy Scouts to earn all 137 merit badges in the organization's 108 year history. He joins 0.00003% of Scouts to achieve this rare honor.

The following is the list of the graduated Eagle Scouts and
where they will attend college in the fall of 2019:

Trevor Ivers Holt (Cum laude) Marquette University
Andru Joseph Miller (Magna cum laude) Seattle University
Jake Thomas Russell Boise State University
Charles Stewart Appel Washington State University
Brandon Gardner Brewer (Summa cum laude) Marquette University
Richard Alan Brown Undecided
Darrik James Davis Eastern Washington University
Matthew Allen Holden (Summa cum laude) University of Washington
Mitchell William Kolb (Magna cum laude) Washington State University
Anthony William Noble (Magna cum laude) Washington State University
Spencer Michael Readel (Cum laude) Gonzaga University
Bradley James Sauvé (Summa cum laude) Gonzaga University
Theodore Ronald Tylman (Magna cum laude) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

(Summa cum laude 3.9 - 4.0) (Magna cum laude 3.6 - 3.89) (Cum laude 3.3 - 3.59)
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