By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr
Posted: March 8, 2019 | 1:45 p.m.
DINWIDDIE – Raymond Ellis was honored at the February 2019 Dinwiddie County School Board meeting for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He received a glowing welcome by Dinwiddie County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kari Weston and a congratulatory letter signed by all the members of the school board.
On October 29, 2018, Raymond Ellis completed his Eagle Board of Review and was been awarded Scouting’s highest award, that of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America, in the Heart of Virginia Council. His official pinning ceremony took place in December 2018. He is the 122nd Eagle Scout for Troop 912 located on Fort Lee, VA that has been chartered for over 50 years.
Raymond’s Eagle project, Donate and Deliver, collected and delivered 538 toys, books, games and other items for children being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. His collection sites, which included Dinwiddie High School, had boxes set up for donations from June to September 2018. His other collection sites were the Troop/Pack 912 Scout Hut on Fort Lee, Christ & Grace Episcopal Church, and St. Joseph School in Petersburg. These items hopefully brought comfort and joy to kids during their stay at the hospital.
Eagle Scout Raymond Ellis, Dinwiddie HS Principal Mr. Randy Johnson, School Board Member Sherilyn H. Merritt, and Superintendent Dr. Kari Weston. (Contributed Image)
Raymond is the current Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 912. He is also the Vice Chief of Programs for Chapter 19’s Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society. He even graduated from two advanced Junior Leader Training courses: Buckskin and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).
Raymond is currently a Junior at Dinwiddie High School. He is a member of the Drama Club and The International Thespian Society. In his high school career, Raymond has competed in a forensics competition, was a member of the Robotics Team and lettered in Cross-Country.
Raymond is an active member of Christ & Grace Episcopal Church in Petersburg. He is an acolyte and member of the EYC – Episcopal Youth Community.