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Friends Honor Teen's Eagle Scout Dream / Nick Ehrhardt

Friends Honor Teen's Eagle Scout Dream

Noah Cornuet, 16, was on the cusp of adulthood when he died suddenly of a rare heart tumor. The high school student and athlete was remembered as friendly and popular, especially among his fellow Boy Scouts in Troop 180 of Tarentum, Pennsylvania, where Cornuet was pursuing his dream of reaching Scouting's highest rank: Eagle Scout. Cornuet came from a Scouting tradition – both his father and brother were Eagle Scouts – and Scouting was an important part of his life. At the time of his death, according to Good Morning America, Cornuet was nearly finished with his Eagle Scout project, which would complete the requirements for his new rank.

Rather than let Cornuet's work remain unfinished, his friends, family and fellow Scouts collaborated to finish the project in the hope of fulfilling his dream posthumously. They finished the job he began: repairing and renovating the grounds at a local church. Now that the project is complete, a review board will convene to consider whether the rank of Eagle Scout should be bestowed upon Cornuet. Should his application be approved, he will join an elite group of young men, as only 4 percent of Boy Scouts ever attain the rank.