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Dragons Become Eagles: Three O’Dowd Students Achieve Eagle Scout Rank

This spring, O’Dowd had three young men – Brandon Frith ‘20, Jack Rehberger ‘21, and Roman Rodriguez ‘20 – achieve Eagle Scout rank, the Boy Scout’s highest honor, reflecting years of commitment and service. We are so proud to see the thoughtful civic engagement of their projects and service on behalf of the common good uplifting our broader community. You can read more about their service projects below.

<img class="alignright wp-image-36444 lazyload" src="" alt="Nicholas Williams '90 and Brandon Frith ’20" width="329" height="333" srcset=" 632w, 296w, 45w" sizes="(max-width: 329px) 100vw, 329px" />Brandon Frith ’20 is a member of the Piedmont Council, Troop 100, and earned his Eagle Scout rank earlier this year. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Brandon created an educational video for youth about the climate crisis. His goal was to call young people to action and hopefully spark good habits they may embrace and enact. O’Dowd Alum J. Nicholas Williams ’90, Director of Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development, supported Brandon and distributed the video to all Oakland Parks and Recreation Centers to help educate the youth of Oakland on this important topic. See his video, “We Can Save Earth: An Educational Video,” at Brandon will be attending Loyola Marymount University in the fall.

<img class="alignright wp-image-36446 lazyload" src="" alt="Jack Rehberger '21" width="315" height="394" srcset=" 819w, 240w, 768w, 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 315px) 100vw, 315px" />Jack Rehberger ‘21, a junior, attained his Eagle Scout rank in April via video conference. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Jack returned to Valley Montessori School in Livermore to prepare and install a Peace Pole similar to the Peace Pole at Bishop O’Dowd. Located in the VMS Edible Schoolyard, the Peace Pole features the artwork of over 400 students and 30 staff members and is meant to serve as a beautiful, peaceful, conflict resolution area. In addition to the Peace Pole, ground cover was laid and seating was installed to create a welcoming environment.

<img class="alignright wp-image-36445 lazyload" src="" alt="Roman Rodriguez" width="271" height="312" srcset=" 520w, 260w" sizes="(max-width: 271px) 100vw, 271px" />Roman Rodriguez ‘20 is a member of the 99-year old Troop 4 in Piedmont and passed his Eagle Board of Review this spring. For his Eagle Project, Roman designed and constructed a garden shed for the second grade class at St. Theresa Elementary School in Oakland. The students are able to use the shed to store and protect the gardening tools and supplies used for their outdoor vegetable and herb garden. Roman comes from a long line of Eagle Scouts, including his grandfather and six uncles who are also Troop 4 Eagles. Roman will be attending U.C. Santa Cruz in the fall.


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