PCA Sophomore Awarded Highest Honor

Griffin, pictured above, with the Freedom Review board (L to R): Carey Pantling, Henry Burke, Griffin, Greg Friend, Ben Geaslen, Loren Obrey, and Bryan Dustin, Griffin’s project mentor for his final project.

Griffin Hotz, Class of 2020, recently earned the “Freedom Award,” the highest honor in Trail Life.

Trail Life USA is a Christian Outdoor Adventure, Character, and Leadership Program for young men and boys. Griffin’s accomplishment now designates him as a Freedom Rangemen. He has been with Trail Life as a founding member since it began four years ago. He was a Boy Scout and Cub Scout prior to that.

As a Freedom Rangeman, Griffin has completed a final servant leadership project which was to restore five Veterans’ cemeteries in Barrington NH. He also completed all of the required badges including additional projects in the majors/minors program, and in-depth Bible study done weekly in troop meetings and privately with his faith mentor and former PCA teacher Rob Connell this past summer. Griffin is the highest decorated member of his Trail Life troop. He will remain with the troop to mentor the younger boys teaching them outdoor skills and assisting them in achieving their own success.

His board of review was done recently in Barrington NH and National Board has just approved it. Griffin’s court of honor ceremony to honor him and those who helped him along the way will be in June.