|Troop 65 honors 5 Eagle Scouts|
|Monday, January 14, 2013 2:59 PM|
Delphos Boy Scout Troop 65 held a Court of Honor on Jan. 6 to honor five Scouts who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. They are, from left, Austin Etzler, Kyle Klausing, Zachary Siefker, Derrick Erman and Jacob Violet. (Submitted photo)
DELPHOS — Five area young men achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and were recognized at a recent Court of Honor at the Delphos Eagles.
Austin Etzler, Kyle Klausing, Zachary Siefker, Derrick Erman and Jacob Violet reached the highest distinction for a Scout.
Etzler is the son of David and Michelle Etzler. His Eagle project was creating a stone parking lot at Suever Park. During Scouting, he also earned 23 merit badges while serving as Senior Patrol Leader, Librarian, Troop Guide and Scribe of Delphos Troop 65.
He is a graduate of Elida High School, where he was active in football, swimming, track, National Honor Society, FCA and FFA.
Etzler is currently attending Valparaiso University, where he is majoring in civil engineering and is a member of the football team.
Klausing is the son of Charles and Barbara Klausing and older brother of Bradley, Lanna and Annette. His project was completing the entrance signs at Fassett Farm Equestrian Therapy.
He is a freshman at the University of Dayton studying mechanical engineering and is participating in several campus extra-curriculars, including JetFliers and the Supermileage Club.
Klausing enjoys bike riding, hanging out with friends and being outdoors. He was recently employed at Federal Mogul during the summer months.
Siefker is the son of Tom and Julie Siefker. He graduated from Elida High School, where he was active in soccer, FFA and student council.
His project was developing the cross country course for Elida Schools.
Siefker is currently attending the University of Dayton, studying mechanical engineering and participating in the Rowing Club, Jet Fliers Club and Supermileage Club.
Erman is the son of Clay and Karla Erman and is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson High School. For his project, he coordinated making improvements to the storage pit used by Jefferson Band at Stadium Park. His project included raising the floor of the pit at the entrance, cleaning and painting.
Erman is currently attending the University of Toledo majoring in pharmacy and is a member of Kappa Psi fraternity.
During his high school career, he participated in band, Quiz Bowl and school musical. He has worked at Taco Bell for three years and is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Violet is the son of Trevor and Cindy Violet and big brother to Jennifer and Rebecca. He is a senior at Jefferson High School.
For his project, Violet purchased and refurbished laptop computers for the teachers at the Center for Autism and Dyslexia in Lima.
He is active in the Landeck St. John’s Youth Group and Choir and also participated on the Jefferson golf team. He is a member of the National Honor society and the Varsity D Club.
After high school, he wants to study computer/electrical engineering in college.