Eagle scout tackles project at Pets
Joel Williams, III, (who goes by the nickname of JT), a fifteen and one-half-year-old cadet at the Kenosha Military Academy, tackled a huge Eagle Scout project, which was completed this morning. He and other boys from his troop built 30 cubbies for the Treehouse Learning Daycare Center at Petrifying Springs Park. The daycare center is owned by Janelle Ebner.
This young man worked hard last Saturday prepping, and today, his fellow troop volunteers came in to help build and install the cubbies. Williams has also previously raised enough money to donate three wireless microphones to Southport Elementary as another facet of his project. All in all, he raised approximately $3,000 to finance all of this for the good of the community.
Here are some before and after pictures:
In a day and age where a lot of boys take the easy road, Williams has gone above and beyond. He did not tackle a simple Eagle project. He has faced the loss of several family members over the past one and one-half years while working on his project, the most notable being his grandfather who was a huge supporter of Williams and his accomplishments. He also serves on the Honor Guard and Unarmed Drill Teams.
There were others that helped here and there but were not there today. They were Will Berger, Ian Heffron, James Nowak, and Jessie Williams. Mark from MCM cabinets who helped mentor JT stopped by to visit and see how things were going. Janelle Ebner and her kids Michaela and Maxx came by at the end to help and then see what JT had done for her as he kept all the work a surprise until the end.
Nice job, JT!
(All of the pictures were submitted by Terry Williams, JT’s mother.)