Pleasanton Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - April 11, 2014

Eagle Scout JP Johnson

JP Johnson of Troop 908 in Pleasanton was presented his Eagle Scout Badge, the Boy Scouts of America's highest award, at an Eagle Court of Honor on March 23 in Pleasanton.

Johnson, 16, a junior at Valley Christian High School, has earned 28 merit badges with a Bronze Palm. His scouting included weeklong camping trips to Catalina Island, Camp Wente in Willits and Camp Marin Sierra, and he served in the troop as senior patrol leader, patrol leader and quartermaster. For his Eagle project, JP planned, organized and directed the installation of irrigation, plants and bark mulch for planting beds at Valley Community Church in Pleasanton.

In addition to scouting, Johnson received the Principal's Award for a GPA above 4.0 and was recently nominated for the National Honors Society. He currently serves on Student Council as treasurer. He also plays varsity baseball and soccer at Valley Christian, where he has received a CIF Scholar Athlete Award the last three years for his work in the classroom and on the field. Johnson also volunteers at his local church, where he works in leadership with fifth-grade students.

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