European edition, Sunday, May 27, 2007

Alex Williams, a sixth-grader at Hanau Middle/High School in Germany, has received his Eagle Scout award, scouting’s highest honor.

To become an Eagle, a scout must meet requirements in leadership, service and outdoor skills, and complete a community project.

Alex, 12 and the son of Melba and Col. Herman “Tracy” Williams III, received the award May 11 on Fliegerhorst Kaserne in Hanau.

He has been a scout since February 2001, and is a member of Hanau Boy Scout Troop 49. For his project, he organized a fire-safety campaign for the Hanau community. He coordinated a safety demonstration at a community event, taught fire-safety classes to kindergartners and home-schooled children, and inspected fire extinguishers in Hanau military housing areas.

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