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Newest Eagle Scout completes project PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 March 2010 17:34

Flag pole now graces Makinson Island


The newest St. Cloud Eagle Scout, Jack Olson, of Boy Scout Troop 298 officially completed his Eagle Scout project thanks to the help of twenty-seven neighbors and supporters.  Boy Scout Troop 298 was chartered by the VFW Post 3227 in downtown St. Cloud.


To complete his project, Jack designed and supervised the construction of an impressive flag pole that was erected on Makinson Island, located in Lake Tohopekaliga, in Kissimmee.  He received approval for the project from the Osceola County Parks and Recreation Department and he also received a donation from the department.


The flag pole was constructed using 3,420 pounds of concrete, 150 pounds of flagstone, 30 feet of 3-inch stainless steel pipe and 40 feet of 3-inch galvanized steel pipe.  The flag pole is topped with a brass eagle.  In all, Jack spent 53 hours planning and completing the project with a total 299 hours to dig the hole, mix the concrete and assemble the flag pole. 


Olson started his Boy Scouts of America career as a Tiger Cub and moved up through the ranks.   With the completion of his project, Jack has achieved the highest rank, Eagle Scout.

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Last Updated on Friday, 05 March 2010 17:35
Five Finalists Named For 2011 "Teacher of the Year" PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 March 2010 17:20

Submitted by the Osceola County School District Public Information Office


The field of 53 individuals named as school-based "Teachers of the Year", in honor of excellence in their profession, has been narrowed down to the top five finalists.  The name of one of these individuals will be revealed as Osceola County's 2011 "Teacher of the Year" at a ceremony hosted by the Education Foundation - Osceola on Friday, March 26, 2010, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center.


The following educators have been named as finalists:

Christina DeAmicis, Language Arts teacher at St. Cloud High School

Last Updated on Friday, 05 March 2010 17:21

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