October 28, 2002
It's 'All in the Family'
Michael J. Peterson
In the last four years, brothers Brian C. and Michael J. Peterson have both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Brian, 21, received his Eagle rank at a Court of Honor held at the Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church in the summer of 1998.
For his Eagle project, Brian planned and coordinated a weekend "log out" along the Mt. David Trail.
The term "log out" refers to the fact that because the trail is termed a wilderness area, all tree removal must be done without the use of heavy machinery. Due to heavy snowfall and an exceptionally hard winter, over 100 trees had gone down across the trail.
Brian is now a senior at Carroll College in Helena, Mont. He is on the Dean's List and will graduate in May 2003 with a major in business administration with concentrations in finance, economics and management, and a minor in accounting and public administration.
Michael, 18, graduated from Woodinville High School and received his Eagle rank at a Court of Honor all the same week in June 2002.
For his Eagle project he made parking lot stepping stones and eight-foot letters for Leota Junior High. Michael spent more than 100 hours on the project, coordinating the timing with Northshore School District landscape crews and enlisting scouts to help weed the parking strip.
He is a freshman at Carroll College in the College of Engineering, is a member of the rock climbing club and has backpacked in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.