Photo courtesy of Tsering Yuthok Short 
                                Three Boy Scouts from Troop 457 earned Eagle Scout. They are, from left, R. Grady Short, Cosmo K. Neames and Mark O. Mangino.

Photo courtesy of Tsering Yuthok Short Three Boy Scouts from Troop 457 earned Eagle Scout. They are, from left, R. Grady Short, Cosmo K. Neames and Mark O. Mangino.

Three Islanders make Eagle Scout rank

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Mark Oliver Mangino, Cosmo Kemuel Neames and Renzin Grady Yuthok Short received their Eagle Scout medals during a celebration on Jan. 27.

All three Troop 457 scouts are students of Mercer Island High School.

The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held at the Mercer Island VFW Hall.

Scoutmaster Floyd G. Short (and R. Grady’s father) led the ceremony.

The ceremony included an honor guard formed by the brothers of Mangino and Short (Luke and John Mangino, and Thomas and Kalden Short, all Scouts) who presented and retired the colors.

Guest speakers during the ceremony included Tim Louie, Dr. Floyd A. Short (grandfather of Short) and Travis Keeler (grandfather of Mangino). All three guest speakers are also Eagle Scouts.

Neames’s father, Caleb Neames, and Mangino’s mother, Allison Keeler, received recognition for their years of service to Troop 457 as assistant scoutmaster and Merit Badge counselor coordinator, respectively.

All three boys conducted their Eagle Scout service projects on Mercer Island parks or open space land.

More in Life

Record number of Mercer Island teams qualify for Destination Imagination state event

Fourteen (14) Mercer Island teams qualified for the state Destination Imagination (DI)… Continue reading

Mercer Island Preschool Association’s Circus will return on April 27

Activities include bounce houses, face painting and of course, a dunk tank.

Libraries are places of connection and community pride | Library column

Written by Lisa Rosenblum, the director of the King County Library System.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Tom Kofler helps build the tiny house at Mercer Island United Methodist Church.
A response to homelessness: United Methodist Church builds a Tiny House for the homeless

The church will build the Tiny House during the month of April.

Mercer Islanders make pilgrimage to Israel

Chaplain Greg Asimakoupoulos and two Covenant Shores residents over 90 years old made the trip.

Photo by Rita Moore
Native plant sale is April 26-27

Volunteers needed for multiple shifts.

Caruccios are Mercer Island’s 2018 Citizens of the Year

‘The breadth and depth of their support for the people and the culture on this Island is commendable.’

Mercer Island Half brings out runners, volunteers

Thousands of racers and hundreds of volunteers came together to make the 47th annual event happen.

First Friday art and wine event is April 5

The reception will also celebrate the third anniversary of the SZ Gallery.

Student petition causes two Mercer Island businesses to ditch Styrofoam

The Lakeridge student green team urged restaurants to switch to recyclable to-go containers.

Photo by Meg Lippert 
                                Volunteers prepare for planting native species from King County Conservation District in the Mercerdale Park Native Plant Garden. From left, Patrick Daugherty, George and Roberta Lewandowski, Rita Moore and Al Lippert.
Native plant garden work party volunteers welcome

Group inviting residents to get involved in future work parties.

Photo courtesy of Tsering Yuthok Short 
                                Three Boy Scouts from Troop 457 earned Eagle Scout. They are, from left, R. Grady Short, Cosmo K. Neames and Mark O. Mangino.
Three Islanders make Eagle Scout rank

Mark Oliver Mangino, Cosmo Kemuel Neames and Renzin Grady Yuthok Short received… Continue reading