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Venturing Silver award

Henry Norden Fairley IV, 21, received his Venturing Silver award at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The presentation was made by Glenn Stebe, advisor of Venture Crew 401, sponsored by the church.

Fairley is the son of Norden and Linda Fairley of Salisbury.

President of Venture Crew 401, Fairley is a member of Order of the Arrow — Ltibapishe Iti Hollo vice-chief of communications, assistant scoutmaster of Troop 401, and Central North Carolina Council Venture Officers Association vice-president of finance.

Other honors and achievements: Venturing Bronze awards — Arts and Hobbies, Outdoor, Seascout, Sports, Youth Ministries 2005; Gold Award 2005; Ranger Award 2005; Shooting Sports Achievement Award 2005; Quest Award 2006; Venturing Leave No Trace Award 2006; Venturing Activity Award Pins — Backpacking, Bowling, Basketball, Canoe, Camping, Caving, Discovering Adventure, Fishing, Frontiersman, Mechanics, Orienteering, Rock Climbing and Rappelling, Shooting Sports, Snow Camping, Soccer, Softball, Survival, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Whitewater Canoeing 2006; three Venturing Scout Letter Gold Bars 2006; completed Venturing Leadership Skills Course 2006; Eagle Scout 2003; Golden Bow Award 2005; Duty to God Award Segment 2005 and 2006; International Religious Awareness Award 2005; Donor Awareness Award 2005; BSA Mile Swim Award 2005; Venturing Recruiter Strip 2005; Venturing Recruiter Patch 2005; Venturing World Conservation Award 2005; BSA Historical Trails Award 2005; Ben Franklin Historical Trail Medal 2006; Charleston Trail of Freedom Historical Trail Medal 2005; King’s Mountain Historical Trail Patch 2006; Presidents Historical Trail Medal 2005; Raleigh Historical Trail Medal 2005; Salisbury-Spencer Historical Trail Medal 2005; BSA 50 Miler Award 2006; United States Heritage Award 2005; Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award 2005; OA Vigil Honor 2005; Pope Plus XII Religious Award 2002; Den Chief Service Award 2005; Spanish Interpreter’s Strip 2005;Distinguished Eagle Scout Leadership Award 2006; BSA Good Turn for America Award 2004 through 2006 Segments.

Fairley, a junior at Catawba College, has been listed in the National Dean’s List for his freshman and sophomore years. He is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church Handbell Choir and the Altar Society for the month of August.

Fairley is the first in Crew 401 to earn the Venturing Silver Award.

Eagle Scout

Erik Cox, 17, a senior at West Rowan High School, will receive his Eagle Scout award today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The presentation will be made by Tim Smith, Scoutmaster of Troop 401.

Cox has 23 merit badges and is a patrol leader for Troop 401. The troop is sponsored by Sacred Heart.

Cox is the son of Randy and Mary Cox. After graduation, he plans to attend North Carolina State University.

Eagle Scout

Tim Desch, 17, son of Charles Desch III, and Cynthia Desch, will receive his Eagle Scout award today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Tim Smith, Scoutmaster of Troop 401, will make the presentation.

Smith has earned 21 merit badges and is the librarian for Troop 401, sponsored by Sacred Heart. He is a senior at Salisbury High School and plays varsity soccer.

Eagle Scout

Thomas Thriveni, 18, will receive his Eagle Scout award to day at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The presentation will be made by Tim Smith, Scoutmaster of Troop 401, sponsored by the church.

He has earned 22 merit badges and is patrol leader for Troop 401.

Thriveni is the son of Pivs and Nice Thriveni. A freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he is a Morehead Scholar, a National Merit Scholar, and a Robert C. Byrd Scholar. Thriveni plans to pursue a career in medicine.


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