Alfred Chang - Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 103, chartered by St. Simon Catholic Parish of Los Altos, held an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 11 at Fremont Hills Country Club to recognize four new Eagle Scouts.

Eagle Scout is the highest recognition in Boy Scouting.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:

• Alfred Chang constructed a 140-foot-long rail fence at Los Altos’ Redwood Grove Nature Preserve to protect the ongoing habitat restoration work. He graduated from St. Francis High School and now attends Carnegie Mellon University.

• Chetan Choksi built a 120-foot-long retaining wall next to St. Simon Parish School’s turf field, helping him earn the Presidential Gold Service Award. Choksi also earned the Eagle Palm award, which reflects completing the requirements of at least five merit badges beyond the mandated 21 badges. He is a junior at The King’s Academy.

• Thomas Corrigan redesigned the Virgin Mary Grotto at St. William Catholic Church in Los Altos. The project included adding trees and an irrigation system and installing granite benches for visitors. He received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award (Bronze) and commendations from President Donald Trump and Pope Francis. He is a senior at Bellarmine College Prep.

• Austin Paige installed gopher proofing and drip irrigation to the planter boxes at St. Mary’s Grotto at St. Nicholas Catholic School in Los Altos Hills. Paige also earned the Eagle Palm. He began his Scouting career as a Cub Scout in Pack 35 at St. Nicholas. Paige is a senior at Bellarmine College Prep.