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Nikolas Bryant stands in front of his completed Eagle Scout Project.

Nikolas Bryant recently completed his Eagle Scout Project.

Bryant is currently at the rank of Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 232 in Purdy. For his project, he erected a flag pole and a sign for the church cemetery at Independence United Methodist Church.

An Eagle Scout Project is one of the requirements to advance from the rank of Life Scout to the rank of Eagle Scout. The project must be led by the Scout and benefit a religious institution or the community. This project was chosen because Bryant attends Independence UMC and wanted to complete a project that would benefit the church in some way. The flag pole was placed to honor the veterans that are buried at the cemetery. The sign was placed to properly identify the cemetery.

Bryant, along with his fellow scouts, leaders, family, and friends met two days to complete the project. On the first day, the holes for the flag pole and sign were dug, and the sign was placed in cement. On the second day, the 25-foot flag pole was raised, and the rock flower bed with a brick border was completed.

Bryant would like to thank everyone that helped him with his project. He could not have completed the project without the help of his fellow scouts, scout leaders, and scout parents. Nikolas would also like to thank Calvin Edwards, Mark Slagle, and all of his family members who helped make the project a success. Also, he would like to thank the Independence United Methodist Church for allowing him to complete the project.

Bryant is 14 years old and is a 9th grader enrolled in the Liberty University Online Academy homeschool program. He is the son of Frankie and Tonya Bryant.

He is the grandson of Randy and Rita Johnson and Edward and Kay Bryant, and the great-grandson of Lucy Daniel. He has a sister, Natalie.