Brandon Macintyre and Jacob Brauner have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Macintyre is a senior at York High School. Brauner is a sophomore at York High School. Their projects benefitted the community.
For his Eagle project, Macintyre built a bridge to connect the two cemeteries at Providence United Methodist Church in Dare. The two cemeteries are separated by a drainage ditch, making it difficult for congregants to visit some of the gravesites. The bridge has eliminated that problem, and provides a stable walking path while maintaining the drainage canal.
For Brauner’s Eagle project, he revitalized a natural area around storm water management ponds on the grounds of the Jewish Community Center of the Virginia Peninsula. He rebuilt the buffers surrounding the three ponds, to control sedimentation and nutrient runoff into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Brauner also built walking trails around the ponds, including four bridges, to allow the nearby school to use the area for nature-themed education. The area is in use daily now, allowing the students to use an outdoor classroom throughout the week.