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Matuga earns Eagle Scout honors

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Samuel Matuga of Boy Scouts of America Troop 140 in Hudson, a junior at Hill-Murray High School, was recently awarded the Eagle Scout Award, the highest award for youth members of the Boy Scouts.

The Eagle Scout Award represents many years of dedicated effort and demonstration of leadership, citizenship, and responsibility. While the physical and mental requirements are strenuous, the award also recognizes the outstanding personal character of its recipients. The candidates must have a high degree of service to others, which is the basis of good citizenship.

Matuga's dedication to service included a number of accomplishments, including:

--Taught swimming lessons and served as a lifeguard at the Courage Center.

--Served as peer tutor at Hill-Murray.

--Worked as a Red Cross swim instructor.

--Lettered in cross country three times, lettered in track and field twice.

--Academic letter recipient.

--Attained the Silver Service Award from Hill-Murray.

--Member of the National Honor Society and Amnesty International.

--Participated in numerous mission trips through school and church.

Many Eagle Scouts have gone on to assume leadership roles. Eagle Scouts are among the ranks of 17 U.S. senators, over 60 congressmen and 11 governors; 1,700 CEOs are also Eagle Scouts.

Matuga is the son of Mark and Amy Matuga.