Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 28, 2011

Alexander Weant earns Eagle

Alexander Blake Weant, 18, is receiving his Eagle Scout award today, Sunday, July 31, 2011, at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury. His Scoutmaster, David B. Wilson, will make the presentation.
As a Cub Scout, Alex earned the God and Family award and the Cub Scouts’ highest award, the Arrow of Light. As a Boy Scout in Troop 442, he earned 25 merit badges and served as a Patrol Leader, Quartermaster and Senior Patrol Leader.
Alex  completed a backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 2007, serving as the contingent Senior Patrol Leader and as Crew Leader for his crew.  Along with other members of Troop 442, he participated in North Carolina’s Big Sweep project, cleaning trash from the Yadkin River. He earned the Philmont Arrowhead and Philmont Duty to God Award, two 50-Miler awards (one for backpacking and one for canoeing) and the King’s Mountain Battlefield award.
A 2011 graduate of Salisbury High School, Alex was a student government association officer for four years. He was president of the Junior Civitan club and Quiz Bowl and was vice president of Youth Commission International (Christian Bible study). Alex attended the statewide Youth Legislative Assembly and participated in Boys’ State, where he was elected to office. As a Junior Rotarian, he attended the Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders. A member of the National Honor Society, Alex also participated in the political science club and math team.
He was a member of the varsity football, competition cheerleading, tennis and basketball teams. He contributed to the tennis team’s second place finish in the state finals and received all-county, all-conference and all-region honors. Alex was captain of the basketball team and was named to the all-county and all-district teams.
Alex is an active member of Grace United Methodist Church of Salisbury, where he is active in the youth group and participated in three mission trips to Tennessee and the Carolina Coast.
For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Alex planned and led a team of scouts and other volunteers in improving the landscaping and parking lot at Grace United Methodist Church.
Alex will be attending Roanoke College in Salem, Va., where he will be playing basketball as well as majoring in biology and chemistry.
Alex is the son of Ted and Frances Weant of Salisbury.