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Tanner Homa , 16, the son of Debbie Homa and the late John Homa, achieved Boy Scouting’s highest rank, the Eagle Scout. Homa is also the grandson of Victoria Verdine, West Wyoming. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 444. Homa began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub with Pack 444, transferred to Pack 241 and continued through Cub Scouting to achieve the highest award, the Arrow of Light. After he crossed over to Boy Scouts he joined Troop 444 out of Sweet Valley with Allan Stroud as his scoutmaster. As a member of Troop 444, Homa held numerous leadership positions, including patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, guide and instructor. He has earned a total of 60 merit badges and 13 awards, including the Ad Altare Dei religious emblem and the Pope Pius XII religious emblem. He was inducted into the Lowwapaneu Lodge 191 of the Order of the Arrow in 2011 and earned Brotherhood Membership in 2012. Homa has attended many camp outings at Goose Pond and Camp Acahela, including working on staff for one year at Camp Acahela. For his Eagle Scout project he repainted the entire choir loft and stairway and renovated a coat closet into a storage closet with shelves at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, St. Monica’s Parish, West Wyoming. Homa is a junior at Wyoming Area Secondary Center and an active member in St. Monica’s Parish, Youth Group and Divine Mercy Ministry, along with many other school clubs and activities such as marching band, SADD, History Club and the Atlantic coast award-winning indoor percussion. Homa reached his goal of Eagle Scout on Sept. 19, 2012, and received the badge at his court of honor on Dec. 29, 2012. He plans on continuing his scouting journey to earn more merit badges and awards along with helping the younger scouts advance in rank. Homa plans to be a music teacher and hopes to attend West Chester University or Marywood University.

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