Lankford is a junior at West Stokes High School, and completed his Eagle requirements on Oct. 1. Trinity United Methodist Church sponsors Dalton’s Troop 450, Boy Scouts of America.
In order to complete the requirements for Eagle, all Boy Scouts must exhibit leadership proficiency with a completed community service project. Lankford’s service project involved Chestnut Grove Middle School.
He planned, organized and supervised the creation of a more pleasant outdoor space for the school. The project consisted of removal of trees and stumps, general landscaping and painting the tennis court fence. Overall, 223 hours were required to finish the project. The cost of the project was about $1,600 that Lankford earned through fundraisers and donations.
He and his parents, Donald and Elizabeth, live in the King community and attend the Northridge Baptist Church.