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Kreinar attains Eagle Scout rank

David Kreinar, a member of Boy Scout Troop 719, chartered by Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church in Eldersburg, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Feb. 7.

A Court of Honor will be scheduled in May to commemorate his achievement.

For his service project for the rank of Eagle, Kreinar developed, organized and produced the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service held Jan. 16, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Community.

This event drew more than 300 volunteers to St. Joseph's, in Eldersburg, to spend their day off participating in a variety of service projects. They amassed more than 1,000 volunteer service hours.

The volunteers made 50 blankets for Project Linus; 16 bluebird boxes for the town of Sykesville, Piney Run Park and the Westminster trail; 20 casseroles for Our Daily Bread; 100 bag lunches for a local soup kitchen; and 100 silk flower arrangements that were donated to residents at Transitions nursing home. They also made 250 greeting cards for soldiers returning home through Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and banners for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. In addition, volunteers painted two classrooms at St. Joseph's and more than 250 pounds of food was collected for Carroll County Food Sunday.

The confirmation candidates at St. Joseph took over the task of organizing and planning this event and a second day of service was held on Jan. 21, again providing an opportunity to honor Martin Luther King Jr. by performing service projects for the community.

Kreinar, 15, is a sophomore at Century High School.

He was selected to participate in Northrup Grumman's High School Involvement Program. He reports to Northrup Grumman one day each month instead of school. He has two mentors who are helping him produce a project for Northrup Grumman. He also participates in leadership-building and other activities to assist him in preparing for college and the business world.

He intends to participate in Project Lead the Way at the Career and Technology Center next year and pursue electrical engineering in college.

Kreinar is a member of Century's marching band and indoor drumline. He also works in the tech booth for drama club and is a member of The Rude Mechanicals, Century's Shakespeare acting troupe.

Kreinar is also a member of Venture Crew 3776, the Baltimore Kawasaki Scout Delegation. He traveled to Japan last summer with the delegation and will be hosting a Japanese Scout this summer.

He joins his two older brothers, EJ and Michael, as Eagle Scouts.

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