Boy Scout Adam Evans, 18, of West Seneca, recently was honored for achieving Eagle Scout rank.
He offers these words of encouragement for future Eagles:
"Be humble," he says, "and do things for people without expecting anything in return."
Good advice for anyone. And that great attitude has been a big part of Evans' success through the years.
He currently attends Medaille College in Buffalo, where he is the youngest person ever to announce Medaille Mavericks men's and women's basketball games. Evans also has a radio show at the college, called "80s Hour." He plans to get his bachelor's degree in communications and wants a career starting in local radio, then branching out to television broadcasting.
For his Eagle service endeavor, Evans, of Troop 616, wanted to honor the military veterans who live in the Waters of Orchard Park nursing facility. He gathered information and led his troop in the construction of multiple gardens there.
He participated in dozens of camp-outs in eight years.
Evans was also active in four years of wrestling at West Seneca East Senior High School, where he also announced high school football games. He graduated last year.
On the path to becoming an Eagle, Evans earned 22 merit badges. His favorite is the Sports Merit Badge.