A 10th grade straight A’s Honor student has earned his Eagle Scout. Parker O’Neal is enrolled at West Johnston High where he is also a member of the Key Club serving the local community. For his last year of high school, Parker plans on attending the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, then pursuing a degree in college to become a Nuclear Engineer.
Parker is a member of Boy Scout Troop 33 of Clayton where he currently holds the position of Patrol Leader. For his Eagle Scout project Parker built three handicap accessible picnic tables and donated them to the new Fire Department 50-210 Station #3.
On Sunday an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Parker was held at Oakland Presbyterian Church on Cleveland Road in Clayton. During his ceremony, Parker was presented the Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award from the Marine Corps League Department of North Carolina Assistant Eagle Scout Coordinator Devell “Bull” Durham Jr. (right), and the Johnston County Marine Corps League Eagle Scout Coordinator Lewis W. Rice III (left).
Parker stated that the reason he had requested the Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award presentation from the Marine Corps League was “All that Marines have done for our country while on active duty and all that you do for our community now has inspired me to remain in Scouting after I’ve become an Eagle Scout to pass on my skills and knowledge to the younger boys who are just joining Scouting for the first time.”
Parker is the son of Pat and Marissa O’Neal of Garner.