By Shari Friedel
Perkins County High School has a welcome addition to its lobby, thanks to Eagle Scout Quinton Hite, 17, who is a senior at the high school.
In the past, concession stand workers and ticket takers have been unable to stay current with what’s happening in the gym.
Now, workers who need to spend game-time outside of the gym won’t miss out on the action on the court, due to a new television monitor in the lobby and two cameras in the gym. Quinton chose the installation of the equipment as a project to complete his Eagle Scout requirements. The project was completed just before the start of the school year, on Aug. 8.
To complete the project, Quinton had to get approval from the school board, and raise the funds for the equipment.
Assisting Quinton in the approximately $600 project was fellow Boy Scout Elliot Carlson, and Quinton’s dad, Shayne Hite.
A boy scout since first grade, Quinton has attended Chadron State football games, Kearney hockey games, visited the Kearney Archway, Laramie Peak, Bendalatour and Snowy Range through the program. The troop is led by Dennis Miyamoto.
Quinton has also been busy with extracurricular activities at Perkins County High School, including sports, one-act plays, National Honor Society and speech.
Following graduation in spring 2013, he plans to attend college and major in physical therapy while participating in basketball or track.