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Pair of Scouts attain Eagle rank

Thu., Sept. 21, 2006

Area residents Nathaniel Wynn and Raymond Bunker were recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest in the Boy Scouts. Both are members of Troop 208.

Wynn built boxes to house fire hoses at Camp Dart-Lo for his project. Wynn, who attends St. George’s School, is the son of Cynthia Wynn of Spokane and Pardner Wynn of Colbert.

Bunker replaced the doors of the main building at Camp Dart-Lo for his project. Bunker, a recent graduate of Mead High School, is the son of Richard and Nancy Bunker of Spokane.

“Airman Recruit Garrett Lown recently graduated from Navy basic training at in Great Lakes, Ill. Lown, a 2005 graduate of University High School, is the son of Cindy and Steven Lown of Spokane.

“Second Lt. William Scheele recently graduated from the K Flight Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. The program included pilots from the United States, Italy and the Netherlands. Scheele has been assigned as an instructor pilot in the T-37 for the Joint Jet Pilot Training at Fort Sheppard.

Scheele is a 2001 graduate of Rosalia High School, Rosalia, Wash., and a 2005 graduate of Washington State University. He is the son of Alan Scheele and Julie Moyer Nesbitt of Spokane.

“Three area residents recently graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. They are: Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Derrick Haxton, the son of Steven and Catherine Haxton of Tekoa, Wash., and a 2006 graduate of Tekoa High School; Air Force Airman Austin Stolp, a 2005 graduate of University High School and the son of Jerry Stolp of Veradale and Carrie Stolp of Spokane; and Air Force Airman Shaun Durkin, the son of Karen Durkin of Liberty Lake and a 2005 graduate of Central Valley High School.

Gabriel Rubio of Spokane was recently awarded a $4,000 Chateau St. Michelle Diversity Scholarship for the 2006-07 academic year at Washington State University. Rubio, a 2004 graduate of Ferris High School, is the son of Karen and Rick Rubio of Spokane.

Paulette Noble of Wellpinit, Wash., took over as national chairman for 15 Western states for the community service program at the recent National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nev. Noble is a member of the Horton-Strength Auxiliary 3386.


“Three North Idaho residents are among the 38 recent high school graduates awarded a $1,500 Robert C. Byrd Honor’s Scholarship. The federally funded scholarships are renewable for four years and are awarded based on grade-point average, ACT scores and faculty ratings.

The recipients include: Kenneth Christian, Moscow High School; Seth Hyde, Post Falls High School; and Gentry Jenkins, Troy High School.

“Coeur d’Alene resident Savannah Forno recently won first place in the 11-year-old solo tap division in the Showstoppers National Dance Competition in California. She is the daughter of Jim and Deborah Forno of Coeur d’Alene.


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