FHS Senior Presents Eagle Scout Project

FHS Senior Presents Eagle Scout Project to RVES Multiage
Posted on 10/20/2017
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Sam Wallevand, a senior at Farmington High School, recently presented his Eagle Scout project to the multiage classes at Riverview Elementary School. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Sam created I Spy Shadow Boxes for the elementary students to use in play and learning. Each box contains dozens of miniature objects centered on a theme such as sea creatures or a summer picnic. The boxes can be used for developing attention to detail, memory, research skills, creative inspiration and many other things. In addition to the I Spy Shadow Boxes, Sam donated leftover materials to the multiage classrooms for future art projects.

The Riverview students were very excited to see the boxes and to talk with Sam. They asked him how he came up with the idea for the boxes, how long it took to build them, and how they might use the boxes. Sam explained that he was inspired by the books and games he loved as a young child. When his original plan for an Eagle Scout project fell through due to cost, he needed to get creative. Having recently made an I Spy Shadow Box with his dad as a side project, Sam came up with the idea of creating a whole set that could be used in an elementary classroom.

To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Sam had to show project management skills. He solicited donations of building materials from local businesses and recruited some of his fellow scouts to help complete the boxes. It only took them a few weeks to finish the project but Riverview multiage classes will be enjoying the boxes for years to come. Congratulations to Sam on completing his Eagle Scout project and many thanks from the Riverview staff and students for the generous donation!

I Spy Shadow Boxes at RVES

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