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Elk Grove Citizen October 1985
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Devin Holmes, 18, of Elk Grove has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle award.  Holmes was recognized in ceremonies on Setp. 29.

A member of varsity team 294, Holmes is among the approximately 2 percent of all scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to varsity team coach Byron Harris.

Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community or church-related service project to earn his Eagle award; Holmes chose to design and build special furniture for a library used by orthopedically handicapped children.

He has served as senior patrol leader and leadership corps. for troops 290 and 294, and team co-captain and squad leader for varsity team 294.  In addition, Holmes has earned the "On My Honor" and "Duty to God" religious awards and has earned his varsity Scout letter.

During his tenure as a scout, Holmes participated in dozens of short-term camping activities, and three week-long camping outings, including scout camp Winton 1982, a 68 mile backpack trek in 1984 and a 300 mile bicycle trip in 1985.

Holmes is a member of the Elk Grove third ward of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is a 1985 graduate of Elk Grove High School.  While in high school, Holmes served as yearbook photographer and leader of several youth organizations in his church.

Currently, Holmes is a freshman at Cosumnes River College majoring in accounting and is employed by Gibson Winery in Elk Grove.

He is the son of Dan and Carol Holmes of Elk Grove


Copyright 2003 Devin Holmes