Withers and Heinrich Complete Eagle Projects at DC
Two students at Dayton Christian have completed Boy Scout Eagle projects that benefit the school.
Centerville resident and Dayton Christian School student Ethan Withers completed a landscape beautification project this past weekend on the school’s campus. The new landscaping spruces up the outdoor entrance to the Warrior Center, the school’s 20,000-square-foot gymnasium that opened in August of 2019.
A team of 24 Dayton Christian High School students helped Withers install the new trees, shrubs, perennials, mulch and decorative boulders along a 200-foot area around the entrance.
Withers, a member of Troop 103, cites the support of his family and troop as well as the extra work put in during an annual summer camp as motivation for his success in achieving the rank of Eagle Scout as a fourteen-year-old freshman. And when it came to deciding where his Eagle project would be completed, there was no question in his mind.
“Both of my brothers are Eagle Scouts and both of them completed their projects here on the Dayton Christian School campus,” Withers said. “I wanted to maintain that tradition in my family.”
Alex Heinrich, a Miamisburg resident and senior at Dayton Christian High School, completed his Eagle Scout project, a 22-cube storage cabinet for the boys and girls varsity and junior varsity soccer teams, in mid-July.
As a member of the 2018 Division III state runner-up boys varsity soccer team, Heinrich has known for a while that he wanted his Eagle project to focus on Dayton Christian Soccer.
“Ever since my freshman season, I knew I wanted to give back to the program,” said Heinrich. “The team has had a huge impact on my life. We consider each other brothers for life. I just wanted to do something to help further the program.”
Heinrich’s project provides much-needed storage for players at the Ron Pinsenschaum Memorial Stadium in Kettering where DC soccer teams play their home games. Previously, players had no place to stash their gear before or during games.
The project including providing a design, fundraising, and leading the actual work day.
“My job was to lead,” said Heinrich. “The Eagle Scout is not allowed to complete the work, actually. The purpose is to prepare you for leadership in the future.”
These two projects mark the ninth and tenth Eagle Scout projects completed at the school’s Miamisburg campus.
In addition to the usual procedure for an Eagle project, both Heinrich and Withers also had to follow Covid-19 safety protocols. Please note that Alex Heinrich’s project was completed before the mask order went into effect.