Southside community photo gallery for May 5, 2016 _lowres

Wesley James Wise Swain

Wesley James Wise Swain, 18, became an Eagle Scout on April 26 during a Court of Honor ceremony at University United Methodist Church.

Swain belongs to Troop 50 of the Istrouma Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, led by Scoutmaster Robert Reed. For his Eagle project, he cleared, re-established and erected signage for the James Wandersee Memorial Palmetto Walk at the AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.

Swain is ranked first in his class at University Lab School and will graduate in May. He has been accepted to and will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point beginning in June.

His parents are Ann Wise and Tom Swain.