The following were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor given by the Boy Scouts of America:
■ Christopher T. Gross, 17, is a member of Troop 93 sponsored by The Cathedral of Christ the King. An upcoming senior at the Liberal Arts Academy at Henry Clay High School, Christopher is the son of Frank and Kathy Gross. For his Eagle Scout project Christopher built a Native American wigwam exhibit in the newly constructed Children's Garden at the Arboretum on Alumni Drive.
■ Travis James Watts, 16, is a member of Troop 115 sponsored by Nicholasville Christian Church. An upcoming junior at East Jessamine High School, Travis is the son of James L. and Saundra Lynn Watts. For his Eagle Scout project Travis built an informational kiosk for the Jim Beam Nature Preserve, helped clean up the trail and assisted with a Christmas tree giveaway at the preserve.