EAGLE SCOUT

Paul Van Dyke, of Mount Olive, was recently presented with his Eagle Scout award.

Paul Van Dyke, 18, was recently presented his Eagle Scout award, the highest rank in Boy Scouting.

He is a member of Troop 48 of Mount Olive. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held at Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church.

The son of David and Faith Van Dyke of Mount Olive, his qualifying project was to create and install a blessing box, where people can donate items for others to pick up, at the church.

A 2021 graduate of Southern Wayne High School, he plans to attend college in the spring and pursue a degree in nursing.