Youth and school news, September 21, 2012

Blessed Sacrament scouts earn Eagle Scout award
Five members of Boy Scout Troop 515 from Blessed Sacrament Parish in Wichita have earned Eagle Scout awards:
• Christian May - bird feeders at the Robert J. Dole VAMC Transitional Living Center
• Tony Baldessari - refurbished nature trail at the Great Plains Nature Center
• Mark Stadler - handicap accessible tree bench at the Robert J. Dole VAMC Transitional Living Center
• Nick Ries - rebuilt parish rectory fish pond
• John Dillard - refinished dining room furniture for a Catholic Charities client
To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a scout must have completed specific requirements including merit achievements, a leadership and service project, and complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
Four of the scouts are now in college. Tony is a member of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; Christian and Mark are attending Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo., and Nick is attending Kansas State University in Manhattan. John is a senior at Bishop Carroll High School, Wichita.

Cargill assists Holy Savior with food and nutrition
WICHITA – Holy Savior Catholic Academy has received a $13,200 grant from the local Cargill Cares Council of Cargill, Inc., to assist with food programs at the school.
Holy Savior was one of several local organizations to receive a grant from the Cargill Cares Council this summer. The council, along with a match from Cargill, Inc., distributed grants totaling more than $175,000 to area nutrition and health programs.
Holy Savior Catholic Academy will use the funds to provide nutritional food during the academy’s after school program and for children to take home over weekends.
The grant greatly assists Holy Savior’s mission to serve its students, said Holy Savior Catholic Academy Principal Delia Shropshire.
“Before Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, he first fed the people,” Shropshire said. “Cargill Cares is helping us to emulate the Master Teacher by providing nourishment for our students before teaching so that our students can fully embrace the knowledge of being taught without worrying about their basic needs being met.”