LISBON — Zachary Walker-Elders, the son of Dawn and Jeffrey Walker-Elders of Lisbon Falls and a senior at Cheverus High School, was officially awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In recognition of this outstanding accomplishment an Eagle Scout Court of Honor will convene in his honor on June 1.
Walker-Elders has been a Scout since age 6, first as a member of Cub Pack 109 and then as a member of Boy Scout Troop 109 in Lisbon Falls.
He earned his Eagle rank in December upon completion of his Eagle Board of Review. The project he undertook to complete his Eagle Scout rank was to build equipment boxes and closets at several of the ball fields in town for the Lisbon Junior Athletic League. He recruited several boys and parents associated with Troop 109 to help him design, build, paint, roof and install the boxes for the local T-ball, softball and baseball teams.
Walker-Elders has held many leadership roles with his troop, including Troop Patrol Leader, and has represented the Boy Scouts organization in community service, including his work with the Lisbon Area Community Outreach. He has worked on the aquatics staff at Camp William Hinds for the last two summers.
At Cheverus, Zachary has been on the Math Team since his freshman year. He ran cross country and was on the swim team his junior year, and he looks forward to his third season on the sailing team this spring. He received special recognition after his freshman year for his performance in geometry, received recognition in AP environmental science in 2012, and in the fall of 2012 for his top score on a national math test.
Walker-Elders has been accepted to UMO's School of Engineering and Hartwick College in New York and received word that he has been awarded a Naval ROTC scholarship. He is still waiting to hear back from other schools before make his decision about which college he will attend. He plans to study math and possibly engineering.