Runnels seniors achieve rank of Eagle in Boy Scouts


Cole Latiolais and John Spillane at the Eagle Court held Nov. 17 at the St. Patrick Church Family Center. Photo courtesy of Runnels School.

Two Runnels seniors who are part of Boy Scout Troop 203 achieved the rank of Eagle, the highest possible Boy Scout ranking.

Cole Latiolais and John Spillane were honored for their achievement and received medals at a Nov. 17 ceremony at St. Patrick Church Family Center, according to Runnels School Director of Communications Allison Wrenn.

Latiolais, a Student Ambassadors Club and National Honor Society member, created a conservation project to build and install nine trash receptacles around City Park Lakes in Baton Rouge. The Runnels powerlifter is the son of Nicole and Everett Latiolais, Wrenn wrote.

Spillane’s Eagle project involved restriping St. Patrick Church’s parking lot, fire lanes and handicapped zones.

Spillane, who is also an Ambassadors Club and National Honors Society member, is on Runnel’s track team and is the son of Colleen and Phillip Spillane, according to Wrenn.

To become an Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts must earn 21 merit badges, actively serve in a position of responsibility in their troop for at least six months and complete a service project.

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