Caleb Logan, a senior at Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, dressed warmly when he went to “pay it forward” recently by doing a good deed at Towers High School in Decatur.
The 17-year-old and a small army of volunteers who pitched in to help him spent a Saturday in the frigid cold sprucing up and planting flowers in Towers’ courtyard. Thrasher’s Landscaping, LLC helped Logan with the landscaping plan and Pike Nursery and Home Depot donated plants for the project.
Logan performed the community service project in pursuing the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 997 of Big Miller Grove Baptist Church in Lithonia. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. More than 2 million of 83 million Scouts in the program have earned the Eagle Scout rank since it was first awarded in 1912.
Logan said he decided to revitalize Towers’ courtyard for his project after attending a phenomenal college prep program that was held at the school last summer.
“I was very inspired by the principal, Dr. Ralph Simpson, and I just wanted to do something to give back to the school ,” said Logan, who plans to attend college in the fall and major in English so he can become a high school English teacher.
“I’m looking at Morehouse College and Georgia Southern right now,” said Logan, who has a 3.0 grade point average and is involved in several activities at Arabia. Including serving as editor for the school’s newspaper, student ambassador and participating as a member of Arabia’s Drama Club. Logan, who founded an anti-bulying club at Arabia, also was selected as a Disney Dreamer by radio talk show host Steve Harvey. The program recognizes 100 students nationwide for leadership at school and in their communities.