Two Scouts garner Eagle award status

03/05/2014 12:00 AM

03/04/2014 1:24 PM

Two Ceres High School students recently achieved Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

Caleb McDade, 17, is a junior at Ceres High School, where he plays on the football and baseball teams. He is the youngest of Jim and Francine McDade’s four children. Caleb belongs to Troop 16, sponsored by the Ceres First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He earned his Arrow of Light award as a Cub Scout. Caleb served as patrol leader and earned 25 merit badges. For his Eagle project, he organized the building of a picnic area at the Patterson church farm, including clearing a trail and picnic area and installing two picnic tables he built with Troop 16.

Caleb hopes to attend Brigham Young University and serve a church mission following high school. He has made the honor roll all five of his semesters at Ceres High.

Ryan Gustin, 18, is a senior at Ceres High School. He is the youngest of Carl and Julie Gustin’s five children. Ryan belongs to Troop 116, sponsored by the Ceres Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ryan was active in Cub Scouting. He held many positions in his troop that taught him to be a good leader. Ryan earned 25 merit badges. He is the third son in his family to earn the rank of Eagle.

Ryan’s Eagle project consisted of pouring more than 100 feet of concrete curbing at the Modesto Citizens Cemetery. He and many volunteers also raised and leveled headstones and completed cemetery cleanup.

Ryan plans to serve a church mission and go to college following his graduation from high school.

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