Whiz Kid: Andrew Hickey
Year in School: sophomore at John F. Kennedy High School
Accomplishment: Created a 250 foot nature trail at a local elementary school. For his Eagle Scout Project, Andrew led and instructed more than 50 volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 249, the JFK High School NJROTC Unit, and community members to create a nature trail in a reforested area behind Forest Knolls Elementary School on Saturday, March 19. The nature trail project is part of a larger effort by the Forest Knolls PTA’s Conservation Landscaping Committee to create a neighborhood forest that allows students, families and neighbors to enjoy indigenous trees, plants, and wildflowers. Andrew's project required getting donations from businesses such as Home Depot and Aggregate Industries (gravel), marking out the trail and instructing and directing the volunteers to cut, clear and lay gravel on the path.
Key to awesomeness: Andrew is a busy and accomplished young man. For many years he competed in ice dancing at the national level and now puts his skating skills to work as a volunteer teacher's assistant every Sunday at the Wheaton Ice Arena. In addition to his school work and his volunteer work, Andrew is also the Senior Patrol Leader in his Boy Scout Troop and is the Captain of his high school NJROTC marksmanship team. Andrew is working on earning his Eagle Scout Award in the near future.
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