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Chantz Ballard is an Eagle Scout with Troop 3510.
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Date published: 1/6/2013
Chantz Ballard, a student at Spotsylvania High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 3510 of Wallers Baptist Church in Partlow, was recently award his Eagle Scout honors.
Eagle is the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America.
Chantz has been in Boy Scouts for six years, first as a member of Troop 560.
Since joining Troop 3510, he has held a variety of leadership positions, including assistant senior patrol leader, quartermaster and patrol leader.
He has earned 23 merit badges in addition to the God & Life Award, World Conservation Badge and 50 Miler Award-Whitewater Rafting.
At Spotsylvania High, he has served as a peer tutor, freshman mentor, camp counselor for Journey Through the Chesapeake Bay, and is president of his class for 2013. He has had perfect attendance at school.
He also has been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes since 2010 and is currently a leader in the organization. He has been a member of the school's DECA, Latin Club and History Club.
He was marketing student of the year, and earned varsity letters in football in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He was named team defensive MVP his junior year, and won the Weight Room Commitment award in 2010 and 2012. He was team captain this past year.
For his community service project, Chantz gathered some of his fellow Scouts and football teammates to build and install two benches near the high school's Coleman Field. They also installed a gate near the fieldhouse room so players no longer had to go around a fenced-in area.
Money and materials were donated by Spotsylvania Construction, where he has worked since June 2008.
He is looking at Christopher Newport University, Clarion University and Bridgewater College as possible higher education choices. He plans to major in computer science and minor in criminal justice.
He is the son of Sean and Cara Ballard of Spotsylvania County.