Gates Chili sophomore Logan McMurtry has two years until graduation but he has already left his mark on Gates Chili CSD. A Boy Scout nearing the completion of his scouting career, McMurtry recently completed his Eagle Scout project: a rebounding wall for student-athletes
“I wanted to do a project that combines my passion for lacrosse and soccer,” said McMurtry. “I approached the district with my intentions to build a rebounding wall on school property. Wall ball is an extremely valuable exercise that will greatly benefit lacrosse and soccer athletes.”
McMurtry submitted blue prints for the 10-foot-tall, 16-foot-wide, double-sided rebounding wall, and immediately began securing donations to pay for the materials needed. After a few short weeks of cementing posts into the ground, pressure-treating the lumber and painting the wall to feature the Gates Chili logo, McMurtry was proud to present his creation.
“I’m really proud of this project,” he said. “I know that Gates Chili athletes will use this wall for years to come.”
McMurtry was honored for his contribution to the district at the Aug. 13 Board of Education meeting.