One day Nashoba Tech’s Nicholas Anderson wants to be a paramedic or a nurse or even operate a rescue helicopter. For now though, he’ll have to be happy with building a piece of his high school’s infrastructure.
While looking for an Eagle Scout project, Anderson found that despite spending nearly $3 million in athletic complex renovations, Nashoba Tech had not added a place for people to eat food purchased items at the concession stand.
“We talked about the idea that we had built this beautiful concession stand and we have this lovely athletic complex, but there was no place for people to just sit and linger during a game and have a hot dog or hamburger or a piece of pizza,” Superintendent Dr. Judith L. Klimkiewicz said, adding that there was a small patch of unused land adjacent to the stand. “We all thought a patio was a good use of that area.”
Anderson, a Chelmsford resident and a member of Troop 74 in North Chelmsford, gathered 25 tons of donated crushed stone from Westford Earth Materials. That was followed by a variety of other materials in a process that took about a month.
“I think I’ll feel happy and proud that I was able to do something for my school,” he said. “It was a very big learning experience.”
Anderson’s currently 16 years old and Boy Scouts must complete their Eagle Scout requirements before turning 18. Although he still has a few merit badges left, he believe he’s on track to earn the honor by next summer.