Scott Nicholas, a member of Boy Scout Troop 941, completed his Eagle Scout requirements by contributing benches for the home economics patio at Amador Valley High School, where he is a junior. He'd noticed there was no place in the area for students to sit or put down their backpacks; with the guidance of Assistant Scoutmaster Malcolm Humphrey, his Eagle Scout advisor, his team completed 87 hours of planning, preparation and construction. He was sponsored by the VFW Post 6298.
Humphrey has been active in Scouts since the first grade and has earned more than 60 Merit Badges. He is working on his Gold Palm Award and the Congressional Medal Award. He recently joined the Police Explorer Scouts and is also a member of Crew 940, a high adventure group.
Symphony picks young musicians
Two music students have been chosen to perform as soloists with the Livermore-Amador Symphony at its Feb. 12 concert. The symphony's 38th annual Competition for Young Musicians was held Oct. 24, judged by Dr. Arthur Barnes, conductor of the symphony, and Sara Salsbury, director of the Preparatory Orchestra for the peninsula Youth Orchestra.
The winners are violinist Da Eun Kim, a sophomore at Amador Valley High School, who performed the first movement of Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2 in D minor; and harpist Anna Lorenz, who is homeschooled, and performed Debussy's Danses Sacree et Profane.