You’re going to want to meet Cody, Donald and Ryan.
These three Eagle Scouts won three of the National Eagle Scout Association‘s most prestigious scholarships in 2014 and have been spotlighted in a series of videos first shown at the BSA’s National Annual Meeting in May.
Take time to watch all three videos below.
First up is Cody Eckels of Troop 300 from Tyrone, Pa.. He received the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award for his project that honors veterans with engraved pavers, military flags and statues complete with landscaping.
“I kinda grew up with Scouting,” Eckels said. “It showed me what’s the right thing to do and what’s not the right thing to do. … It really made me into the man I turned today.”
Next is Donald Martocello of Troop 601 from Moorestown, N.J.
He received the $50,000 NESA STEM scholarship. He plans to use that money to study molecular biology at Princeton. It won’t be long before he’s helping rescue ecosystems after oil spills or harsh pollution.
“The best way I can thank the generous men and women who have awarded me the STEM scholarship is to make good on their investment. … I will make good on your investment by making the world a safer, greener and sustainable place that humans can use and enjoy,” he said.
The final recipient is Ryan Dahl of Troop 201 from Overland Park, Kan. He received the $25,000 United Health Foundation scholarship and plans to study medicine.
“The Scout Law says a Scout is helpful, and being a doctor would allow me to most directly impact people’s lives in a positive way,” Dahl says.