Boy Scouts Troop 497 recognized new Eagle Scout Bryan Alexander Cleaver during a Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 31 at Central Presbyterian Church.
Bryan, 18, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Feb. 20 with 26 merit badges. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Cleaver of Hewitt and the grandson of Gerald C. Cleaver and the late Kathryn Cleaver of Albuquerque, N.M. and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hauder of Milford, Neb.
During the ceremony, Bryan honored his father, who is also an Eagle Scout, with an Eagle Scout mentor pin.
Bryan’s Eagle Scout project involved designing and constructing a garden at the side entrance of Spring Valley Elementary School. He worked with Master Gardener and Scout leader Sherry Prather and Shae Dickey to select plants that complemented the existing landscaping.
More than 25 Scouts and Scout leaders participated in the project.
Bryan is a 2013 graduate of Midway High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society, UIL academic team, and co-captain of the nationally ranked Midway debate team. He is an AP Scholar and was active in the First Baptist Church Woodway youth group.
Bryan twice competed in the Exxon/Mobil State Science and Engineering Fair after placing first at the regional science fair.
Bryan is a freshman at Baylor University, where he is pursuing a business degree in finance and entrepreneurship. He has been awarded a President’s Gold Scholarship and a Baylor Debate Team Scholarship.
Bryan plans to attend law school after earning his undergraduate degree.