Peak to Peak Senior Earns Eagle Scout
Jonathon R.W. Gruener of Broomfield became an Eagle Scout earlier this year, and will host his Court of Honor on Oct. 13. Eagle is the highest rank presented by the Boy Scouts of America to a Scout who has made significant achievements, including earning a minimum of 21 merits badges and completed a project.
Gruener, a senior on the Dean’s List at Peak to Peak High School, is a member of Troop 212 in Northglenn. He earned 34 merit badges and for his Eagle Scout project he built a storage shed with a cement pad and sidewalk for the athletic department at his high school.
He received the Gold and Bronze Palms, World Conservation Award, National Honor Patrol Award, Akela Award and was elected to the Order of the Arrow, a Scouting honor society. He served as Quartermaster and was the troop historian for more than two terms. He also organized and ran Klondike, a camp and competition event, for more than 200 scouts for the Denver Area Council.
In addition to being an Eagle Scout, Gruener has a 4.0 grade point average at Peak to Peak, lettered in lacrosse, soccer and academics, is a member of the Nation Honor Society and Student Council, a mentor for freshman, and plays saxophone in the jazz band.