PHOTO: Eagle Scout Jack Brinkley (right) poses for a photo with Scoutmaster Jim Mixson.

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The Piedmont Council of Boy Scouts of America presented Jack Brinkley with Scouting’s highest honor on Jan. 27, 2017, at Congregation Emanuel. He is the son of Bill and Jennifer Brinkley of Statesville.

Jack is a member of Troop 609 sponsored by First ARP Church lead by Scoutmaster Jim Mixson.

Only two percent of Scouts attain the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout must have completed at least 21 merit badges and organize a service project that benefits his community.

For his project, Jack designed and organized the construction of a tennis hitting wall that was built for the Statesville Recreation and Parks Department tennis courts.

Jack attends Forsyth Country Day School, where is has been active in Youth and Government, Mock Trial and National Honors Society and will serve as captain of the 2017 varsity tennis team. While on the varsity team, Jack has been awarded All-Conference in 2015 and 2016 along with MVP for the 2016 tennis season.

Jack will continue his education at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., after graduation.