Submitted photo Luke Whitacre, Joseph Hedge, Hudson Smith and Justin Thomas, shown from left to right, bookended by Scoutmasters Doug Clark, left, and Clint Lingel, right, were honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on Memorial Day.
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Luke Whitacre, Joseph Hedge, Hudson Smith and Justin Thomas, shown from left to right, bookended by Scoutmasters Doug Clark, left, and Clint Lingel, right, were honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on Memorial Day.

MOUNT VERNON — Four Knox County Area Boy Scouts were honored May 27 in a Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony.

The boys are Justin Thomas of Fredericktown, a graduating senior from Highland High School; Hudson Smith of Mount Vernon, a graduating senior home-schooler; Joseph Hedge of Butler, a graduating senior from Clear Fork High School and Luke Whitacre of Mount Vernon who will be a senior at Mount Vernon High School.

In order to achieve the rank of Eagle, the boys had to earn 21 merit badges and show leadership by planning, developing and completing a community service project. The rank of Eagle is earned by less than four percent of all youth who join Boy Scouts of America.

 

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