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The Woodrow Wilson school community has new outdoor benches courtesy of an Eagle Scout project by City resident Nicholas Eckert.
Nick, 17, a student at Bishop Ahr High School in Edison, is a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 132 of East Brunswick. For his Eagle Scout project, he was tasked with showing leadership while creating something that has a sustainable impact on the community. He chose Woodrow Wilson, the site of his prek-8 education as the site for this project after observing his elderly grandmother having to stand in discomfort while waiting to pick up his younger siblings from school.
After presenting to a number of people about the idea, including the Board of Education, the City Parks department and his Boy Scout district, Nick received approval and got right to work fundraising, designing the layout of the benches and obtaining the materials to build them.
He assembled a team of family and friends to help with construction, and on June 4, the benches went up! Decorative plant boxes are in the works in-between each bench, making Woodrow Wilson’s new seating area attractive and open for all to enjoy. Once his labors are done, Nick will go before an Eagle Board of Review to discuss his project for qualification as an Eagle Scout!
Way to go Nick!