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Photo By Cindy Connell Palmer
Luke Palmer, right, thanks John Dembrosky, a fellow parishioner at Corpus Christi Church, for teaching him woodworking. Palmer used the skills as part of his Eagle Scout project at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, erecting a platform and installing double rain barrels to use rainwater for the school’s garden.


Three designated Eagle Scouts from IHM troop

Published March 20, 2015

ATLANTA—Luke Palmer, Kevin Gage and Joe Fiorenza received their Eagle Scout Awards at a Court of Honor ceremony on Feb. 28 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Scout Troop 550, which is based at IHM Church, celebrated the three new Eagle Scouts with a ceremony and blessing at Mass.

The three Scouts earned the top honors in Scouting by completing their community projects. The trio has been Scouts together since first grade.

Palmer built a double rain barrel stand and rain barrels. The barrels hold water that students can use for a garden on the Immaculate Heart of Mary campus. He was mentored in woodworking by John Dembrosky, a fellow parishioner at Corpus Christi Church, Stone Mountain.

Gage and Fiorenza focused on helping sports teams at Lakeside High School in DeKalb County. Fiorenza built a stand for baseball fans at Lakeside High School. Gage built and organized storage units in the school’s pool area to store equipment and help the swim team.