CLARKS GREEN — John Marc Olevnik, a member of Boy Scout Troop 251, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on July 28, 2014. His accomplishment was recognized at a banquet on Sunday, May 31 at Clarks Green United Methodist Church.
Olevnik joined Cub Scout Pack 251 at age 6 and continued on the path of Cub Scouting, earning the Arrow of Light award. He crossed over into Boy Scout Troup 251 on March 1, 2007. He earned his Tenderfoot rank in February 2008, Second Class in November 2008, First Class in December 2009, Star in January 2011 and Life in November 2012.
Olevnik has served his troop as Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Librarian and Senior Patrol Leader. He was also elected into Lowwapaneu Lodge 191 of The Order of the Arrow and became an Ordeal member.
He has earned 24 merit badges over his Scouting career, along with two religious awards. The first was the St. George medal earned during Cub Scouts and the second was the Chi-Rho medal earned during Boy Scouts.
Olevnik completed his freshman year of college at Penn State Erie where he plans to major in mechanical engineering. During his tenure at Abington Heights High School, he was an honor roll student. He was a member of the marching and concert bands where he played saxophone. In 2010, he was presented with a Silver Key award during The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for artwork submitted by his art teacher. He also scored silver, Maxima Cum Laude, on the 2011 National Latin Exam. Between eighth and ninth grades, he was selected to attend a two-week trip to Panama and Costa Rica.
Olevnik is current taking part in an internship at PennDOT, working in theengineering department for the summer.
Olevnik’s Eagle Project was the installation of 30 identification cards around the trees on the grounds of the Waverly Community House. He led a group of Scouts and adults to place the cards which were mounted to three-foot medal stakes. His work with the Waverly Community House on this project prompted the board of directors to award him as Volunteer of the Year in 2014.