Eagle Scout Wagner

Friday, March 11, 2011 10:28 PM
Courtesy photo
Austin Wagner, age 16, of Boy Scout Troop 179 in Farmington, N.M., recently earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award, the Eagle Scout Award. The Eagle Scout Award has been earned by 2 million young men since its inception in 1911; however, only 2 percent of boys who join Scouting earn this prestigious award. The Eagle Scout project Austin facilitated included painting the conference room and display windows at Catholic Charities in Farmington, as well as obtaining formal flags for the conference room. He approached local businesses and asked for donations to complete the 2010 project, and in December, at age 15, he passed the Eagle Board of Review. Austin has been involved in Scouting since the first grade when he started as a Tiger Scout in Cortez. He is a sophomore at Aztec High School, a three-sport athlete (football, wrestling and track), takes honors and advanced placement classes, attends catechism, and participates in the Gifted program. After graduating from AHS in 2013, he plans to attend college. He lives in Farmington with his mother Melissa Maestas and brother Evan. He is the grandson of David and Frances Maestas of Cortez.