Joining the Cub Scouts at the age of five, Derek began a journey of great service that has brought him to earn the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout. During his 12 years with Boy Scouts, he as contributed numerous hours to volunteer service. Derek has also worked with Modesto’s Paint-Out Graffiti Cleaning Program and Modesto Gospel Mission distributing food to the homeless.
Perhaps the only thing that comes close to exceeding Derek’s dedication to service is his incredible artistic abilities. Derek produces videos for many school programs, including teacher presentations, special education talent shows, and the Johansen production of “Every 15 Minutes”. No wonder Derek was voted “Most Artistic” by his peers.
Of course let’s not forget Derek’s scholastic achievements. He has also been enrolled in AP classes, received three perfect scores on state STAR tests, and received 2 Viking Character Awards. It looks like living the scout motto has paid off for Derek. He will surely always “Be Prepared” for a bright future.
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