Runnels senior attains Eagle Scout Award _lowres

Photo provided by Allison Wrenn -- Norma Marsh, Craig Morgan and Eagle Scout Max Morgan, from left, attend on March 9 an Eagle Scout Court of Honor.

Max Morgan, a senior at Runnels High School, has earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouting

He received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted March 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church.

A member of Troop 203 of the Istrouma Area Council, Morgan has been in Scouting for seven years and has served as senior patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, quartermaster and historian. Ron Miller, leader of Troop 203, said six percent of all Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle.

Among the requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout, candidates must earn 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and organizational skills by successfully completing a community, school or church/synagogue-related service project, Miller said.

For his project, Morgan directed a group of Scouts in the building and installation of a set of wooden garden boxes at Runnels High School.

“They’re for science classes to use for research purposes,” Morgan said. “I wanted to leave my mark at Runnels and create something the science department would be able to use.”

Morgan is the son of Norma Marsh and Craig Morgan.