Winchester resident Jackson Wells Rowady was awarded Scouting’s highest achievement during his recent Eagle Scout Investiture ceremony at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, which sponsors Troop 56.
More than 80 friends and family members were present to honor Jackson, including City Commissioner Rich Beach; Dr. William Davis, a fellow Eagle Scout; Nancy Turner, Winchester-Clark County director of tourism; Troop 56 Scoutmaster Clay Rose; Father Norman Fischer, former pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winchester; several previous Eagle Scout recipients and Jackson’s uncle and fellow Eagle Scout Thomas Schrantz, who inspired those in attendance with his words of encouragement for the younger members of Troop 56 as they seek to attain the Eagle rank.
After the ceremony, a luncheon was held in McCready Hall on the church grounds.
Jackson’s Eagle Project was building benches for the Civil War Fort Trail by the Kentucky River. Following graduation from Lexington Catholic High School this spring, Jackson will attend the Virginia Military Institute where he has committed to play soccer, and will major in business and economics.
Jackson is the son of Rita and Alex Rowady of Winchester.