Trinity senior, Ryan O’Dea, recently completed his Eagle Scout project for the Boy Scouts of America. The informational kiosk and covered bench are located on the fitness loop, along the Trinity Cross-Country Invitational race route, at E. P. “Tom” Sawyer Park. Ryan also designed the sign that showcases a park map and the history of running at the park.
“My Eagle Scout project evolved from my love for running and the years of appreciation I have had for beautiful E. P. “Tom” Sawyer Park,” Ryan explained. “I designed and built a covered informational kiosk with built-in seating. The kiosk, situated along the fitness loop beside the exercise equipment, features an oversized park map and historical summary of the park’s impact on the sport of cross country. With the recent interest in exercise and outdoor spaces due to COVID, this project is sure to benefit people of all ages that visit the park. “
“I am honored to have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. According to Boy Scouting magazine, only 2.0% of eligible Scouts have earned Scouting’s highest honor. Boy Scouting has offered me amazing opportunities from climbing the highest peaks of New Mexico to scuba diving with sharks in the Florida Keys. The leadership qualities and drive for excellence that Trinity instills in their students is a testament to the type of young men that pursue such experiences and goals.”