Congratulations to Sammamish High School sophomore Alexander Bowman who earned the rank of Eagle Scout earlier this year! 

photo of student who earned eagle scout rank

Bowman’s Eagle service project benefited Newcastle Trails. With the help of over 20 volunteers, he improved 100 feet of trail that had been lost due to housing developments. As part of the project, a section of trail was created that extends to an overlook that Newcastle Trails has aptly named “Eagle Scout Aerie.” There have been eight previous Eagle Scout service projects with Newcastle Trails to create a trail system that will be accessible throughout the Newcastle community.

Bowman joined the Boy Scouts of America in the fall of 2011.  Throughout his time in the organization he has received numerous honors, learned invaluable skills and created lasting memories.

This summer he is excited to continue making scouting memories when members of his troop will backpack over 70 miles in 10 days at Philmont Scout Ranch in the mountains of New Mexico.  While there they will go fishing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, as well as practice archery, blacksmithing and gold panning.

Bowman is grateful to those who have supported him on his journey towards the Eagle rank: his family and friends in scouting, the adults who volunteer their time at many levels of the scouting program, the community who has supported him with fundraisers and time, Peggy Price of Newcastle Trails who so generously donates her time to our trails, and Jet City Pizza who generously donated lunch for his Eagle Service Project.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.