Boy Scouts honored for earning Eagle rank

Laura Nethken Published:

More than 140 members of the F. Steven Albrecht Class of Eagle Scouts were honored for achieving Boy Scoutings highest rank Tuesday at the 42nd annual Dinner and Program for the Akron Great Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The event was held at the Portage Country Club in West Akron. Among the honorees were many Portage County area residents including Nicholas Kemp, Joseph Steinbrecher, Douglas Morhac Jr. and David Myers, of Troop No. 253, and John Siefer of Troop No. 257, all of Kent; Austin Foote of Troop No. 265 in Aurora; Adam Leech and Bruce Haas Jr., both of Troop No. 280, of Streetsboro; and Keith Hoover and Brandon Winkler, both of Troop No. 556 in Rootstown. Also honored were David Blakeman, Andrew Krysiak, Neil Luketic and Adam Korpita, all of Troop No. 552 of Ravenna; Stanley Laskos, Glen Gaither Jr., Jacob Schaeffer, Chad Wolf, James Becker and Matthew Shannon, all of Troop No. 558 in Edinburg. Others honored during the dinner and program were Rocco Fritz, Richard Mlinarik II, Frank Collica, Rudy Wojtecki, Jerad Dudley, Nathan Lehota, Frederick Gray IV and Jeffrey Gries, all of Troop No. 575 in Mantua. At the dinner, each Scout received a certificate and a commemorative piece from the class sponsor and will be eligible to join the National Eagle Scout Association, a national fellowship of men who have achieved the Eagle Scout award. Class sponsor, F. Steven Albrecht, president and chief executive officer of the F.W. Albrecht Grocery Co., addressed the Scouts. He is the father of Eagle Scout sons and is a longtime Scouting supporter, having served as a Scoutmaster in West Akron and as a member of the councils executive board.

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