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December 24, 2013

Sanentz earns rank of Eagle Scout

AMESBURY — At a special Eagle Court of Honor, Arman Sanentz, son of Ara and Marguerite Sanentz of Amesbury, was presented with Scouting’s highest award: the rank of Eagle Scout.

Arman became the 59th Scout from Amesbury’s Troop 4 to attain the coveted award. Only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Scout rank.

Arman joined Scouting in March 2006, after crossing over from Cub Scout Pack 4 and attaining the Arrow of Light Award. He then took on the leadership position of troop scribe and was responsible for writing and editing the troop’s newsletter. He continued in that role for more than six years, and never missed an issue.

He earned his Tenderfoot Award in March 2008, followed by his Second Class and First Class ranks, in March 2009 and February 2011, respectively. During those years, he served first as assistant patrol leader and then patrol leader.

In May 2011, in recognition of Arman’s leadership qualities, his peers selected him to attend a special training program and to be inducted into Scouting’s National Honor Society, the Order of the Arrow. In June 2011, the troop sponsored him again to attend the weeklong Brownsea 22 youth leadership training program, where senior Scouts sharpen their Scouting knowledge and develop leadership skills.

In September 2011, Arman was elevated to senior patrol leader, the troop’s highest junior leadership position. Also, during that fall, he attained the rank of Star, received his Duty to God Recognition, as well as earned the World Conservation and the Terry LeBlanc Conservation Awards.

Arman received the Life Progress Award in September 2012 and began his yearlong quest for the rank of Eagle Scout. At school, he served as editor-in-chief of Amesbury High School’s newspaper, president of its band and member of its Class of 2013 officers. During 2012-2013, he planned, organized, led and managed an Eagle Scout Service Project.

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