Wise, Parker Hamilton

Parker Wise is the 15-year-old son of Lee and Jamey Price. He has two older sisters, Meredith and Olivia. He attended All Saints Episcopal School from 1st-8th grade and is currently a sophomore at Lubbock High School.

At LHS, Parker is a member of the drumline, Student Council, and YEL, a leadership organization. As a freshman, he also played football and basketball. He
received the Westerner Who’s Who award in May, honoring him as one of the top freshman at LHS. Also in May, his drum solo earned a division “1” rating, qualifying him for the UIL State Solo and Ensemble contest. He is an “A” student who takes advanced placement classes.

Outside of school, Parker is a member of the United Way Youth Division. This city-wide organization for high school students meets monthly to learn about leadership, character, volunteering, and about opportunities available in Lubbock. As a part of United Way, Parker has volunteered at numerous schools, the Salvation Army, and the Parenting Cottage, as well as other organizations. Parker is a member of Westmont Christian Church, where he participates in the youth group. He plays in the youth worship band and is one of the leaders in the program. He ushers in church services when needed. Additionally, Parker is involved in the high plains area youth group, having attended church camp at Ceta Glen Christian Camp for the last 9 summers. He has also gone on several mission trips with various area groups.
Parker began his scouting career as a Cub Scout. He joined Troop 157 in 2006. He has served as Chaplain’s Aide, Quartermaster, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader as well as helped with music camp at summer camp. Parker has enjoyed earning merit badges, serving pancakes at Lions Club Pancake Festival, making friends, and learning life skills. He has attended camp every summer for the last 4 years with the troop at Lake Murray. His favorite camp memories are water activities, making the camp video, and eating the fantastic food.
Parker’s Eagle Scout Project was to collect books for the library at Hope Lodge Lubbock. Hope Lodge opened earlier this year and is a facility for cancer patients to stay at in Lubbock while receiving treatment. A library was built, but very few books were filling the shelves. He sent a letter to 100 people and organizations asking for book donations. He also held a book drive event at Barnes and Noble, where several hundred books were donated. He was interviewed by local news stations and received free publicity, which brought in more books. The books were
sorted and delivered to Hope Lodge by several scouts led by Parker. They categorized the books and shelved them in the library. Parker’s goal was to collect 400 books from family, friends, scouts, and others. His actual total was
2,495! Hope Lodge had to build additional shelves to hold all the books. He is very appreciative of all the donors, his family, and his fellow scouts for their help in carrying out the project.

Parker would like to thank his family and friends for their encouragement and help in his road to Eagle Scout. Parker would like to especially thank his granddad, Mike Hamilton, an Eagle Scout himself, and his grand mom, Mary Joe Hamilton, for their help and inspiration. He is also very appreciative to all the adult leaders of Troop 157 for their hard work and dedication shown to him.“It is an honor to be an Eagle Scout and I am grateful to you all.”