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Needham, Connor Charles

Connor Charles Needham is the 15 year old son of Colleen Cauley and Charles and Wendy Needham. He has three sisters; Caitlin (21) a senior at Texas A&M University, Olivia (5) and Anna Belle (1). Connor is the grandson of Lanny and Patty Ross of Kerrville, Texas and Charlene and Bill Baldwin of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
Connor was born January 18, 1995 in Lubbock, Texas. He grew up enjoying football, basketball and golf. Connor attended Preston Smith Elementary and Irons Junior High School. During junior high he spent summers attending the Texas Tech University "Shake Hands with the Future" program. Connor also enjoys playing guitar, hunting and riding mountain bikes. Connor is also a member of Lakeridge United Methodist.
 
Connor is currently a sophomore at Coronado High School. In 2009, he was inducted into the National Honor Society and is currently ranked in the top 1% f his class. Connor has been on Coronado's High School golf team since his freshman year and is an active member of North Texas Junior PGA and the Legend Junior Golf Tour. He also enjoys competing on the high school's math team.
 
Connor's scouting experience began in 2007 with Troop 157. He became a member of the Order of the Arrow during the summer of 2009. He attended Philmont Scout Ranch durng the summer of 2010 where he served as the Trek Leader. Connor also attended the Boy Scout camp in Ardmore, Oklahoma during the past four summer. National Jamboree iin 2010 in Virginia was an exciting adventure for COnnor as well. He cherishes the skills and values that he has acquired through scouting and is looking forward to participate and learning more in years to come.
 
For his Eagle Scout project, Connor successfully organized and with the help of his peers, built a bike staging area at Mae Simmons Park. Mae Simmons Park is a recreational park that provides walking, hiking and mountain bike trails for citizens of Lubboc and surrounding communities. Connor is active in these activities and frequently visits Mae Simmons Park. When Connor realized there was no place to prepare or rest for these activities, he drew, planned and organized the staging area. Using skills that he acquired through his youth and influences by Boy Scout activities he completed Eagle Scout project.
 
Connor would like to thank the leaders and piers of Troop 157 for their encouragement, time and guidance. He is especially grateful to his family and friends for their inspiration and support. The constructive skills and lessons that Connor has learned in Boy Scouts will aid him throughout his years to come.