MOUNT WASHINGTON - Boy Scout Matthew Adkins, from Troop 100, recently unveiled the new sign for Crossroads Elementary.
Adkins, who is a junior at Bullitt East High School, supervised the building of the structure to erect the sign as part of his Eagle Scout project which is up for review. The PTA bought the sign.
The Mount Washington resident said he contacted former Crossroads Principal Kim Sego to see what he could do for the school.
She gave him three options: landscaping, putting up musical instruments on the playground or erecting the school sign.
Adkins said he chose Crossroads for his project because his little brother, Lucas, attended the school.
“I thought the sign would be the most useful,” he said.
The whole project took him about 250 hours to complete.
He said he gathered donations, about $600, to purchase the materials.
Adkins has been in the Boy Scouts since he was in first grade.
“It’s important to give back to the community, it opens so many doors and shows leadership...,” he said.