Southeastern Senior Jacob Jennings is being honored by the Easton Lions Club this Wednesday, April 25, receiving one of 16 Recognition Awards. The awards are given to Easton residents who have made significant contributions to their community. The 17-year-old Environmental Science major is one of three young people to receive an award as an outstanding youth.
Jacob will be honored for his many contributions, including work with Boy Scouts, his community and his school. As an Eagle Scout, he built an impressive garden area at Sheep Pasture, in North Easton. During the project, he supervised 40 to 50 volunteers, including fellow scouts, troop leaders and business people, building four raised garden beds next to the Carriage House. The group also built a stone walkway and planted a variety of shrubs and plants to beautify the area.
Jacob has also been involved with a number of environmental projects at Southeastern and is a top student in his shop. He helped to build a vertical garden out of reused soda bottles and has led a community garden initiative at Southeastern. He also drafted an ecological management plan for the school and has helped to take care of school property, which includes gardens and an aquaculture system, in the summer.
Jacob is also on the school’s Mass Envirothon team, which placed third last year in the state competition. The competition tests students’ knowledge of forest, wildlife, water, soil resources and current environmental issues.
Environmental Science teacher Tabitha Hobbs will be presenting the award to Jacob during the ceremony. She said he is a “stellar student who takes pride in everything he does.”
The ceremony will be at the Chateau Restaurant, Bay Road in Norton, starting at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Marilyn Cyr, at 508-297-8045.
The Easton Lions Club is a group of volunteers dedicated to community improvement and personal development. More information about the organization is at: http://eastonlions.com.