Thomas G. Norville, 15, recently received Scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle award, from the Boy Scouts of America.
Thomas is currently a member of BSA Troop 20, which meets at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.
His Eagle project benefits the students and staff of Eagleton Middle School in Maryville. He designed and constructed an outdoor classroom/meeting area complete with picnic tables, benches, planters, swings, walkways, birdhouses, bird feeders, and landscaping highlights. His goal was to create a peaceful environment for outdoor instruction and relaxation.
Thomas is the son of Richard and JoEllen Norville of Alcoa. He is a rising sophomore at Knoxville Catholic High School, where he is a member of the wrestling, swimming, and lacrosse teams. He attends Our Lady of Fatima Church in Alcoa.