LAKE ELSINORE: Two earn Eagle Scout rank
10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, July 21, 2011
Submitted to The Press-Enterprise Two youths received their Eagle Scout awards recently at the Lake Elsinore chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Troop 824 honored Lake Elsinore residents Ryan Burke, son of Chris and Tonya Burke; and Nathan Turner, son of Craig and Robin Turner. Several government officials attended the July 2 ceremony. They included Assemblyman Kevin Jefferies, R-Lake Elsinore; Riverside County Supervisor Bob Buster, Lake Elsinore City Councilwoman Melissa Melendez, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenn Young, FBI Special Agent Michael Pratt and Nico Melendez from the Transportation Security Administration.
Submitted to The Press-Enterprise Assemblyman Kevin Jefferies, R-Lake Elsinore, stands with new Eagle Scouts Ryan Burke, left, and Nathan Turner.
Ryan's Eagle project involved reworking a prominent landscaped tribute at Lakeside High School that features "LHS" in bold brick letters. The project took about 40 volunteers and more than 300 hours to complete. Nathan's project was a joint venture the U.S. Forest Service above the Ortega Highway that produced a 10-foot-high information kiosk with a cedar shingle roof. The project involved about 50 volunteers and more than 450 hours of work. Submitted by Menifee Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.