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Local teens earn rank of Eagle
February 25, 2013, 05:00 AM By Heather Murtagh Daily Journal Staff

From left to right: Josh Yolland, Zach Diesh and Matthew Freshwaters at San Carlos City Hall where Mayor Matt Grocott presented them with proclamations in recognition of their achievements.

This weekend two Carlmont High School seniors had their combined Eagle Court of Honor at Tierra Linda Middle School.

Zach Diesh and Josh Yolland, both 17, joined the ranks of Eagle Scouts recently having finished community projects. Diesh collected 2,000 pounds of clothes for the homeless in San Francisco. Yolland helped build a fence at one of his family local parks. Both noted the project was a way to help the community. Both were honored for their work on Sunday.

Troop 321, chartered by the Rotary of San Carlos in 1992, serves close to 100 boys in San Carlos. The Eagle Rank is the highest honor one can reach in the Scouts. It requires hundreds of hours of community service. Part of becoming an Eagle Scout requires those applying design a project, which he oversees. Then the teen must do a presentation of the project as part of the application process.

Each teen chose their project for a different reason.

Diesh met Gwen Strain, founder of the Rose Home through the Leo's Club. She is a Lion's member and Diesh is a founding member of the Leo's Club, which often works together.

"She use to be homeless and has turned her house into a sort of refuge. She goes out and passes the clothes to needy people in San Francisco, or they are welcome to come to her house to get some. She also passes out food, has taken people into her house and does so much more for the community. I was very touched by her story and her effort to help others," said Diesh whose project consisted of helping collect clothing to support the Rose Home


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