On March 6, Sebastian Hornsby, son of Michael and Monique Hornsby of Troy, earned the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award. Sebastian is a member of Troop 0099 in Newbury. The troop is chartered by Newbury United Community Church and has regular meetings on Monday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
For his Eagle project, Sebastian focused on a need for the fire department. Under the mentorship of Mr. Art Kvacek, they saw a need for green, reflective address signs to be installed at Troy Oaks. After checking with the fire chief and management of Troy Oaks, the plan was then implemented.
For a small donation to the TTFD, residents can fill out a form giving approval for the sign to be installed on their property. This makes finding their home address in an emergency easier for the department or any first responder. With the help of volunteers, Sebastian organized a work day and divided the volunteers into two groups to complete the project. A last work day was scheduled to wrap up any loose ends.
Sebastian has been in Boy Scouts from the Tiger Rank to Eagle Rank, successfully earned 37 merit badges, completed NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training), completed Den Leader Training, was a den leader for three years and has attended countless weekend outings.
Sebastian, 18, is a senior at Agape Christian Academy and a cadet at Troy Township Fire Department. He is taking college classes online at Cedarville University, attends Maple View Church and is preparing for his second missions trip to El Salvador.
His plans are to continue his college education at Liberty University and complete his criminal justice degree so he can work in Geauga County in the field of forensics.