Local Boy Scout to unveil artistic Eagle Scout project at NES

Published 9:35 am Friday, August 27, 2021

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A local boy scout with Troop 125 out of Franklin has created an art installation as his Eagle Scout project that will be unveiled at Nottoway Elementary School (NES) on Aug. 31. 

A news release continued by stating that Mason Starkweather, 17, of Ivor, created a 5-by-5-foot mural of the school logo, a cougar paw, made out of pennies. The penny mural will accompany a sign stating, “Everyone counts at NES.” The mural will be placed in the entrance hallway to the school.

Starkweather attended NES from 2010-15. While he was attending the school, he was selected to participate in Southampton County Public Schools’ Talented and Gifted Program for both academics and visual arts. He applied for and was selected to attend Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in the visual arts program. Starkweather wanted to incorporate the opportunity to further his education in the arts into his Eagle Scout project.

Starkweather started in the scouting program in 2011 as a second-grader. He was a Cub Scout in Troop 27 in Franklin and bridged over to Boy Scout Troop 125 in 2015. The completion of his Eagle Scout project will complete his requirements to apply for the rank of Eagle Scout.

The art installation will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at NES, which is located at 13093 Ivor Road, Sedley, VA 23878. Masks are required inside the school.

For more information, contact Mason Starkweather at mjstarkweather@args.us.