ROCKFORD—Nicholas Mirza, 14, has recently earned his Eagle Award, the highest honor in Boy Scouts.
Nicholas has been a Scout since second grade.
He has earned more than 60 merit badges, a swimming patch, and three religious awards: Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, and Ad Altare Dei.
He has been a patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, and librarian. He attended National Youth Leadership Training, and was elected to the Order of the Arrow.
For his service project, Nicholas built an information kiosk, bird, butterfly, and bat houses and mounted them around at the Westlake Village Wetlands. He also placed rip-rap to repair erosion around the lagoon bridge embankment and walked the trails removing litter and invasive Garlic Mustard. He is also eligible for the Hornaday Award, which recognizes Boy Scouts who have made significant contributions to conservation.
He is the son of Drs. Catherine Baer-Mirza and Razvan Mirza and brother of Eagle Scout Zachary, of Winnebago.
Nicholas is a student at Boylan Central Catholic High School.