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SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2005




Plasencia receives Eagle medal award


Scout Rodolfo Plasencia Jr., the son of Rodolfo and Gladys Plasencia, has been presented with the Eagle medal, the highest rank a scout can achieve. It was awarded at an Eagle Court of Honor at Camp Huisache, Friday. Plasencia has contributed numerous hours to community projects and activities which include the Knights of Columbus, Bethany House, the Laredo Food Bank, San Martin de Porres Church, Texas Highway Department, animal shelter, American Red Cross, and Laredo Community College's Paseo Del Indio Trail. During his eight years of scouting Plasencia has participated as summer camp staff member for Camp Karankawa, has become a member of Order of the Arrow, attended the Arrowhead Leadership Training in Corpus Christi and is the first Boy Scout in Laredo to have attended National Youth Leadership Training. In order to advance to Eagle, Plasencia had to demonstrate his leadership skills by planning and carrying out an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. He decided to divide his project into two parts, one of which was to collect neighborly donations such as old towels, old blankets, newspapers and shoe

Photo by Cuate Santos | Laredo Morning Times

Rodolfo Plasencia Jr., left, receives the Eagle neckerchief by his parents, Rodolfo, second from left, and Gladys during a ceremony at Camp Huisache, Friday. Scoutmaster Rodolfo Sanchez also took part in the event.

boxes to benefit the Laredo Animal Shelter. He became an Eagle after two years, at age 16. Plasencia will be a junior at United South High School, and is a member of the varsity football team, power-lifting and track and field teams. He is employed as a lifeguard for Kristi-Lin's Academy, and in addition to his summer plans, Plasencia will be attending the National Boy Scout's of America Jamboree in Virginia on July 22. Plasencia plans to join the Venturing program. Venturing traces its origins to Sea Scouting, and began in 1912 as a branch for the BSA for older boys, but later was created as venturing. Plasencia plans to attend the United States Naval Academy and seek a degree in architecture and structural engineering.

Photo by Guillermo Sosa | Laredo Morning Times

Cast members of the musical comedy`Anything Goes'presented excerpts Saturday afternoon at Mall del Norte's center court. The comedy will be presented Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., at Laredo Community College's Martinez Fine Arts Center.The production is a production of Laredo Musical Theater International, the Vidal M.Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts and LCC.


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