ACCOLADES Adam Korpita is new Eagle Scout

Donna Alexander Published:

Adam M. Korpita, 15, has recently attained one of Boy Scouts highest achievements, the rank of Eagle Scout. A member of Troop No. 552 in Ravenna, Adam is the eighth Eagle Scout from Troop No. 552 of Immaculate Conception Church within the past two years.

He has earned a total of 28 merits badges and his Eagle project consisted of planning and constructing a handicap-accessible trail for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Michael J. Kirwan Dam and Reservoir in Portage County.

He was assisted by volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Boy Scouts of America, and numerous university students from Mount Union College in Alliance. Donations were provided by Sicilianos Pizzaria, McDonalds Restaurant, and Giant Eagle, all of Ravenna.

Adam volunteered as a staff member at Camp Butlers Cub Scout week for the past two summers. Last year, he finished the Brownsea Junior Leader Training program. Although he enjoyed summer camp for five years, he is looking forward to his fourth Winter Klondike at Camp Butler. His troop has won first place four out of the past five years.

Adam is a sophomore at Southeast High School with a 3.6 grade point average. He has been in the band for five years as a percussionist, and has lettered this year in golf. He plans on attending college at Kent State University and Ohio State University. His goal is to pursue a career in meteorology. Adams parents are Doug and Lisa Waselesky of Rootstown.

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