Warren Zhang was presented with the Eagle Scout Award, the highest in the Scouting program, at a recent Eagle Court of Honor.
An Amador Valley High School alumnus, Zhang is a member of Troop 908, sponsored by St. Clare Episcopal Church. He earned a total of 36 merit badges and achieved the Eagle Rank with all three Eagle Palm awards. He was patrol leader at Boy Scout camps each summer and volunteered as a youth staff member of the Twin Valley Cub Day Camp. He has been involved in both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for the past 12 years, providing more than 100 hours of community service.
Zhang played baseball and served as an umpire for the Pleasanton Little League; played basketball and served as a coach for Pleasanton Youth Basketball; played 12 years of piano, achieving a diploma in piano, as well as playing other instruments and being in the marching band throughout high school. He also loves snowboarding, traveling and reading.
In the summer of 2016, Zhang was an intern for a bird research project at Henan Dongzhai Bird National Nature Reserve in China.
For his Eagle Scout project, Zhang built a special cart to hold Shako hats for the Amador marching band, because the 2018-19 class had an additional 100 members and desperately needed a way to store the extra gear. Zhang earned money working as a baseball umpire to purchase supplies for the project, then organized several Scouts and adults to work under his direction on the project following his detailed plans.
Zhang is a biology major at UC Riverside. He plans to go into medicine and become either a physician or physician assistant. He is the son of Haixia Zhang of Pleasanton.
Anyone interested in joining any level of Scouting can contact the Twin Valley District executive Matt Lindberg at [email protected]