GLENDALE (WKOW) -- A 12-year-old from Glendale has been announced as the youngest-ever black Eagle Scout in the country.
Seventh grader James Hightower III was honored October 12th in a ceremony at St. Mark AME Church in Milwaukee. A WTMJ-TV report says he achieved the distinction by initiating a service project to rebuild decrepit baseball bleachers at a local park. He raised funds for the project and enlisted fellow Scouts to help with construction.
Only seven percent of Boy Scouts achieve the Eagle Scout rank. The average age the rank is attained is 17. Hightower says he had to make sacrifices, like giving up video games.
Hightower's parents say they're continually impressed by his drive. The boy says he wants to be an attorney when he grows up.
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