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Shannon becomes Eagle Scout

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Mack Patrick Shannon, 18, of Paducah has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

Shannon was recognized in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall on April 13.

Shannon is a member of Boy Scout Troop 7, chartered by the Knights of Columbus in Paducah and sponsored by the Lincoln Heritage Council. He is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank.

Shannon earned 31 Merit badges and for his Eagle project he chose to improve landscaping at the Otis Dinning gymnasium at Paducah Tilghman High School. Approximately 40-50 hours of preparation work and management were logged.

Shannon began his Scouting career with Boy Scouts, where he held several leadership positions including assistant senior patrol leader, troop bugler and troop guide. Shannon attended summer camp at Roy C. Manchester for six years and participated in winter camps.

Shannon is a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, where he has been active in Life Teen and assisted with Vacation Bible School.

He is a senior at Paducah Tilghman High School where he has been active in band and was a member of the 2013 Gator Bowl Grand Champion. He has also been active with soccer, track and cross country.

Shannon is the son of Kevin and Angie Shannon. Grandparents are Art and Ann Travis and Bill and Patty Shannon.

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