Dennis Donahue, a senior from Franklin in the Early Education career program at Tri-County Regional was recently honored for becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.
One of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout is to complete a project that benefits the community. Dennis chose to refurbish a storage shed, which houses equipment and materials in the outside play area at Tri-County’s student and teacher run preschool, The Tri-County’s Children’s Center, where Dennis is a student.
Donahue started the project last summer under the direction of Tri-County’s vocational director, facilities director and superintendent. He painted, stained, leveled the floor, built organizational shelving and added new bins to the shed. He recruited fellow troop members to help out. Dennis was able to purchase the items needed through donations made by people within the community after utilizing social media requesting donations.
Through his leadership, his troop’s assistance, the community, and friends and family his project was completed this past August. He successfully completed his Eagle Board review on January 15, 2019. Dennis is the son of Dennis and Doreen Donahue of Franklin. After graduation, Dennis plans on enlisting in the United States Air Force.