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PRESS PHOTO BY TINAMARIE MARTINCarter Weinhofer celebrates with his parents, Angela and Philip, after his Eagle Scout ceremony March 17. PRESS PHOTO BY TINAMARIE MARTINCarter Weinhofer celebrates with his parents, Angela and Philip, after his Eagle Scout ceremony March 17.

Weinhofer makes Eagle rank

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by TINAMARIE MARTIN Special to The Press in Local News

Carter Matthew Weinhofer achieved the rank of Eagle Scout March 17.

The Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held at Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St.

Weinhofer is currently a junior at Catasauqua High School.

He has earned 27 merit badges during his Scouting career, which began when he was in the second grade. He is a member of Troop 94, sponsored by St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Weinhofer has held several troop positions over the years, including rank of patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader. He is also a member of the Witauchsomen Lodge 44, where he is an ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow.

To earn the Eagle pin, Weinhofer worked with his father, Philip; his grandfather, Ed; his leaders, Chris Bilheimer, Doug Evans, Al Renn and A.J. Renn; and troop members Branden Bilheimer, James Evans and Timothy Cline to construct six shelving units for Lehigh Valley HOPE, an organization that aids homeless veterans and victims of fires and floods. The shelving units helped organize their donations.

At the ceremony, Weinhofer presented the Eagle pin to his mother, Angela, and his father. The invocation was given by the Rev. George F. Spieker.

Weinhofer’s rank advancements are Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Tenderfoot Scout, Second Class Scout, First Class Scout, Star Scout, Life Scout and Eagle Scout.

In addition to Scouting, Weinhofer is a news writer for the school newspaper, the Brown and White. He has made distinguished honor roll 10 times, earning him a white academic letter. He is also a member of the Student Council, SADD, School of Rock as a guitar player, Student Forum and Scholastic Scrimmage and has recently been accepted into National Honor Society. He has won Student of the Semester three times during his high school career. He has been a student in the gifted program since his freshman year.