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Achievers: Metro teens earn Eagle Scout rank

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Benjamin Taylor Power, of Edmond, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. [PHOTO PROVIDED]
Benjamin Taylor Power, of Edmond, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Benjamin Taylor Power, 13, of Edmond, and Noah Ardry Gonzales, 18, of Norman, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America program.

Power is a member of Troop 177, chartered to Church of the Servant in Oklahoma City, under the direction of Scoutmaster Bryon Brandon. He demonstrated leadership to others in a service project benefiting Church of the Servant. Power planted 76 holly shrubs along the front of the church for members and passersby to enjoy.

His favorite Scouting memory is his patrol winning the best out of council score at Score-O, a orienteering competition at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch in Bridgeport, Texas. When not Scouting, Power plays cello in the Crossing Christian School orchestra and was selected to be in the North Central Honors Orchestra last year.

Power's parents are Justin and Nicole.

Gonzales is a member of Troop 17 chartered to St. Andrew Catholic Church in Moore, under the direction of Scoutmaster Mike McLean. Gonzales demonstrated leadership to others in a service project benefiting Veterans Corner in Newcastle. Veterans Corner, which focuses on providing a meeting place and services for Veterans in Oklahoma, received a custom-built irrigation system.

His favorite Scouting memory is white water rafting in Colorado. Noah attends Bridge Creek High School. His parents are Victor and Vivian.

To be considered for this column, please email achievement announcements and photos to LLynn@Oklahoman.com.

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<strong>Noah Ardry Gonzales, 18, of Norman, has earned his Eagle Scout rank. [PHOTO PROVIDED]</strong>

Noah Ardry Gonzales, 18, of Norman, has earned his Eagle Scout rank. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

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