John Heather, 18, of Roscommon, MI, was a track
and field coach for the Special Olympics Summer Games and a downhill ski coach for the
Winter Games. For personal development, he volunteered at veterinary clinics and broadened
his horizons of his chosen profession. "I saw first-hand how valuable modern
technology can be in the field of veterinary medicine. John, an Eagle Scout, planned and
carried out a week-long whitewater rafting trip in West Virginia with his Boy Scout Troop.
Jonathan Hoyle, 17, of Chapel Hill, NC,
coached children ages 7-16 in daily practice and weekly swim meets. "Our team won and
became the Summer Swim League Champions, and I experienced the joy of winning as a
coach." He also served as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster at summer scout camp. He
improved his musical ability in playing the violin and viola for personal development and
became a better swimmer and water polo player for fitness. Jonathan completed an intense
Boy Scout in-camp High Adventure Exploration with his troop.
Scott Kuebler, 19, of Columbia, SC,
volunteered with Gods Storehouse where he helped pick up and transport food,
clothing, furniture and toys for the needy. He also served his community by walking dogs.
He became a better swimmer for fitness and increased his speed by 15 percent. Scott, who
has Downs syndrome, went on an exploration to Ireland where he met with other
disabled people from all over the world. "My confidence has increased greatly and I
have talked with many people. I have always liked helping people and like it even more
now," he said. Scott is an Eagle Scout.
Daniel McAllister, 17, of Hornell, NY, served
with the Hornell Public Library by checking out, repairing and shelving books. He learned
the methods and skills of electrical contracting for personal development and improved his
baseball game for physical fitness. He went camping for his expedition. "This
experience challenged me because I had to build a durable shelter that would last me four
days. It was also a challenge to find my way through the woods on the night hike,"
said Daniel. He is an Eagle Scout.
Ryan Miske, 24, of Bensenville, IL, served by
disseminating information and ideas nationally as the first Youth Coordinator for the
Order of the Arrows National Bulletin. He studied investing strategies, improved his
racquetball skills, and biked, walked and played volleyball and hockey to improve his
cardiovascular endurance. "Regular exercise provided me with more energy, and
combined with a good diet helped me lose a considerable amount of weight," he said.
"I also learned that the competitive element of team sports caused me to get a more
rigorous workout than if I were to engage in solitary activities." Ryan organized and
executive a backpacking trip in the Savage Gulf Natural Area of Tennessee.
Torrey Mitchell, 19, of New Albany, MS,
assisted his local 4-H chapter with food and clothing drives and helped increase
environmental awareness through workshops and demonstrations. He spent time as a clown at
nursing homes and hospitals, served special needs youth through equine therapy, and
mentored foster children. An Eagle Scout, Torrey helped other Boy Scouts in their Eagle
Projects. Torrey went camping and completed a leadership course for his expedition.
"I have been working toward the Gold Award since 1995. I can truly say that I now
realize the benefits of se