Sunder Willett of Georgetown has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He is senior patrol leader of Troop 177. Willett has been home-schooled since first grade and has completed his senior year early with a grade-point average of 4.0. He has been nominated to be a National Scholar by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. Members sit on its advisory board. Students nominated are considered in the top 1 percent in the country.
Willett's Eagle Scout project was to build erosion bars/stairs and hand railings on the steep and difficult part of the Great Crossing nature trail behind Western Elementary School in Georgetown to make it safer for walkers.
In the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's honor society, Willett is a lodge officer of Kawida Lodge in the Blue Grass Council of Kentucky, and his position, vice chief of brotherhood, is responsible for induction ceremonies in the Order of the Arrow. He also serves the Kentucky-Tennessee Southern Region section as section promoter of Indian Summer 2011.
Willett also has attended the National Youth Leadership Training program and two Lodge Leadership Development seminars.
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He has received four awards for leadership. In 2008 and 2009, he received the Tecumseh Quality Chapter Award twice and the Chapter Chief Award twice in Order of the Arrow. He also was assistant chaplain, responsible for leading prayer at scout meetings.
Willett's Eagle Scout ceremony will be Monday at First Christian Church, Georgetown.