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Senior Evan Johnson's Eagle Scout Project Brings Outdoor Classroom to Northport High School

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Senior Evan Johnson’s legacy at Northport High School has been cemented thanks to his senior Eagle Scout project, an outdoor classroom on the school’s campus. The impressive structure, built by Evan with guidance from his Troop 108 leader David Puttre and support from his fellow troopmates, offers all classes an opportunity to learn outdoors during warm weather. The project was finished in late 2022 but formally unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 3. 
The structure resembles includes cabinet panels that open to reveal three white boards for true outdoor classroom use. On the back is a space that the science and technology department hope to one day turn into a trail map of the native garden and greenhouse, where the structure is currently located. Building it took nearly 300 hours over ten months, including designing, manufacturing and installing the structure before completion. 
When introducing Evan, Chairperson for Science, Technology and Engineering David Storch addressed the group in attendance and expressed how impressed he was of Evan’s commitment to the project. 
“What you see here, from the roof to the structure to the door frames, everything, was Evan’s idea and his troopmates’ collaborative efforts. It’s truly a magnificent construction project and it’s a legacy. He has set the bar for all future Eagle Scouts and Gold Awards for years to come,” he said. 
“He has an incredible determination, he’s imparted a positive experience for his fellow scout mates and a positive experience for us all as we use this facility for many years to come,” added Mr. Storch. 
Evan will continue his remarkable engineering and technology work next year at Notre Dame where he plans to major in Civil Engineering.