Eagle Scout Recognized

William Puckett (center) from Boy Scout Troop 64 of Cleveland was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on May 20th. The Eagle Scout Ceremony was held at Mount Zion United Methodist Church on Highway 50 in Garner.

During the event, William was also presented the Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award from Eagle Scout Coordinator Lewis W. Rice III (center) on behalf of the Johnston County Marine Corps League Carry-On Detachment 1236.

For his Eagle Scout project, William built picnic tables and did landscaping for his church – Mt. Zion United Methodist – that also included a small cemetery restoration behind the facility that encompasses a burial records sign of the deceased on the property.

He has earned 28 Merit Badges on his trail to Eagle Scout.

William is a senior at Cleveland High School where he is a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), and also a member of the high school’s track and cross country team.

After graduating with the Cleveland High Class of 2017 he plans to attend NC State University and pursue a Degree in Environmental and Civil Engineering. William is the son of Ray and Suzanne Puckett of Clayton.