Congratulations to PCA Senior Jack Longo

Durham Troop #154 celebrated their newest Eagle Scout, Jack E. Longo, at the Restoration Church in Dover, NH this past Saturday, January 21, 2017. Jack Longo’s Eagle scout project was to rebuild the church’s stage which he did with a volunteer team of people he put together. The project started in September of 2015 and completed in August of 2016.  “What a fitting way for this young man to receive his Eagle award then on the very stage that he built for his Eagle Service Project,” said Tom Perley, Troop 154 Scout Master.

There were approximately 80 people in attendance at the church to witness this Eagle event. Jack Longo had also previously been honored as part of the graduating class of Eagle Scouts ceremony held at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH on January 12, 2017.  There were over 200 Eagle scouts in attendance at that event.

During his ceremony, Jack presented the Boy Scouts Mentor award pin to Coach Shevenell, track coach from PCA, for being a source of help and inspiration in his life.

Jack graduates from Portsmouth Christian Academy in June of 2017 and will be heading off to college.  He is an honors student, runs on the track team, manages the Audio and Lighting equipment for school plays, and leads a youth group at the Restoration church.  In addition, he started a small business on the side selling homemade bread to which he gives the profits to charities in the local communities.

“Tonight I was part of something fantastic! It has to do with being a mentor. The teachers and coaches at PCA give of themselves unselfishly day after day, year in and year out – – it is who they are – they do it to participate in the teaching of the next generation. In the dictionaries at PCA, dedication is defined by showing pictures of their teachers and coaches.

Tonight, Jack Longo was awarded the rank of Eagle in the BSA organization,  a very rare honor, one that is completed by hard work, commitment to others, and leadership by the student, one that is not taken lightly. Tonight Jack honored Mike Shevenell (PCA Coach) as his Eagle mentor. Way to Jack and Coach Shev!” -Anders Lund, PCA Parent and Board Member