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Nathaniel Paradis earns Eagle Scout award

2:03 PM EDT, April 29, 2013

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On Feb. 25, 17-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Paradis earned the highest rank to be attained in the Boy Scouts of America.

He became the 29th Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 899 in Fallston. Nathaniel's Eagle Scout service project entailed leading interview teams that conducted video recorded interviews of 14 different American war-time veterans and or U.S. citizen civilian workers. The recorded interviews were then collected, edited and submitted to the U.S. Library of Congress' Veteran History Project. These collections of first-hand accounts were then archived in the U.S. Library of Congress for use by researchers, family members and the general public for generations to come.

Nathaniel is a member of Mountain Christian Church. He attends Harford Technical High School, where he is in the computer aided design program. He plays the euphonium and trumpet in the school band. He is a member of the National Honors Society and plays on the school's varsity volleyball, swimming and lacrosse teams.

Nathaniel would like to thank all the veterans for their service and their willingness to participate in his project. He would also like to thank all the leaders from Troop 899 and Troop 801 for all their help and assistance through the years.