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Ti scout earns EaGle award

TICONDEROGA Michael Lonergan, son of Sharon and Craig Lonergan, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor recently held at the Ticonderoga Middle School. Only 2 percent of scouts attain the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout must have completed at least 21 merit badges and organized a service project that benefits his church, community, or school. For his Eagle Scout project, Lonergan interviewed World War II veterans and created an oral history exhibit that was featured at the Ticonderoga Historical Societys Hancock House and can recently be seen at the National Military Museum in Saratoga. Lonergan joined Cub Scout Pack 72 at age 9 and later earned Cub Scoutings highest award, the Arrow of Light. A member of Troop 72 in Ticonderoga from 2000 to 2007, he regularly attended and now works at Twin Rivers Councils Camp in Fort Ann. Recently, he joined Boy Scout Troop 6 in Glens Falls where he serves as an assistant scoutmaster for the program. He is an active member of the Boy Scouts of Americas national honor society, the Order of the Arrow. Last summer, he received the Orders highest honor, Vigil. Lonergan has worked on several community and scouting projects and serves as a member of the Wakpominee Alumni Association. He is also an assistant Roundtable Commissioner in the Wakpominee District. Lonergan runs on the Ticonderoga Sentinel cross country, indoor track and outdoor track and field teams where he has qualified for state meets several times. He plans to continue his education next fall at Plattsburgh State University as an education major.

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