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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Eagle Scout Project Brightens Bleachers

WHS Senior Jacob Elder will achieve Eagle Scout shortly before his 18th birthday


Dena Wood

WHS students, friends, family members, and fellow scouts helped Troop 313 Senior Patrol Leader Jacob Elder complete his Eagle Scout project of painting the high school grandstands. Rodda Paint donated half of the paint and the Waitsburg School District covered the remainder of the paint and supplies.

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg High School senior Jacob Elder got what he wished for when a break in the rain allowed him to finish his Eagle Scout project during Spring Break. He squeaked the requirement in just before his 18th birthday deadline.

"I chose repainting bleachers because the paint is coming off and that could lead to wood rot or damage to the boards. It would be easier to repaint them than to replace them later," Elder said. He worked with students, family, and fellow scouts to complete the project during spring break, with the biggest challenge being the wet weather.

Elder had sec...

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