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New Manchester Teen Earns Rank of Eagle Scout

Terrell Edward Orr was honored by The Boy Scouts of America Troop 141 recently for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Boy Scouts of America Troop 141 and the Atlanta Area Council honored New Manchester High School student, Terrell Edward Orr, who recently achieved the Eagle Scout rank. 

"The occasion of a Scout attaining Eagle Rank has great significance for the community at large as well as for this young man," said Walt Stephens, Troop 141's scout master. "If we wish to keep high the ideals these Scouts have lived by, we must affirm their importance."

According to Stephens, for the Eagle Leadership Project, Terrell planned and organized a pet food drive – Food for Furry Friends. Terrell succeeded in collecting more than 1,000 pounds of food, and he launched an Adopt-a-Pet awareness campaign for his neighborhood animal shelter in Douglas County during National Pet Month.

He also led a team of his peers in building a floor for the shelter’s pet food storage shed to protect and secure stored pet food from rodents and other pest.

"These were not easy milestones but a true testimony of Terrell’s commitment to his project and his determination to persevere," said Stephens. "The animal shelter director and staff were impressed and appreciative of his relentless commitment to their cause."

Very active in the local community, Terrell lives each day with a passion for serving his community in accordance with the Scout Oath and Law.

Earlier this year, after attending the SCLC Women’s Black Heritage tour which focused on the African-American struggle for voting rights, Terrell wrote one of the three winning essays sponsored by the tour. Terrell wrote about how he would promote voting in his community. Two months later, Terrell put his ideas into action by volunteering to help set-up and operate a Voter’s Registration booth at a local event. Because of his efforts, a number of first-time voters completed applications for voting cards.

A ninth grader at New Manchester High School, Terrell is the son of Gene and Lee Orr, and the family has lived in Douglasville for more than 10 years.

TFoster December 19, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Congratulations Terrrell!! What a spectacular accomplishment!! I have never had the honor or pleasure of meeting you, but there is no doubt in my mind that you have a bright future ahead of you, and I wish you the very best life has to offer.
Ethelyn Stephens January 04, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Terrell, as the committee chairperson for BSA Troop 141, I commend you for your outstanding achievements. As a rising sophomore in high school, you have even greater opportunities to do well and have many successes. I pray that you will be motivated to continue on your path of greatness! Ethelyn Stephens
Kathy West January 07, 2013 at 12:16 PM
It was an honor to be a part of Terrell's celebration of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. As one of Terrell's teachers, I must say that he demonstrates leadership, integrity, and hard work in the classroom as well. He is a very successful student that I know will go far in life and touch this world in a special way! Congratulaions Terrell!!

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