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News Community Local youth achieves Eagle Scout rank

Dalton CorbinBoy Scout Troop 1099, chartered to Lanier United Methodist Church, is pleased to announce that Dalton Corbin has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Dalton successfully passed his Eagle Board of Review and has been recognized with a Court of Honor ceremony following completion of his service project at the Bald Ridge Marina Chapel on Lake Lanier.

Dalton’s Eagle Project consisted of dismantling and removing a pair of outdated storage facilities, constructing a new storage building along with new bench seating. His project also included refurbishing the Chapel Cross with new foundation timbers, as well as sanding and repainting the fifteen foot tall steel structure. Bald Ridge Marina Chapel serves as the site of weekly outdoor worship services hosted by Cumming First United Methodist Church from May through September.

Dalton joined Troop 1099 after earning the Arrow of Light as a Cub Scout in Pack 1099. He served in a number of leadership positions including Senior Patrol Leader. In the summer of 2008 Dalton was elected Crew Leader for an 11-day, 90-mile expedition at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, which included scaling a number of peaks in the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range to a height of 12,500 feet.

Dalton is pursuing a pre-med curriculum as a freshman at Emory University with a double major in Biology and Music Performance. He is currently a member of both the Emory Wind Ensemble and Emory Symphony Orchestra. Dalton is a 2011 International Baccalaureate Diploma Recipient, Georgia State Science Olympiad Gold Medalist and attended Governors Honors. He served in Student Council at South Forsyth High School including one term as Class President and two terms as Student Body Vice President. He also served as Drum Major of the SFHS Marching Band, was selected six times to the GMEA All-State Band and was a three year member of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony along with the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Dalton is the youngest son of Craig and Suzanne Corbin of Cumming, GA and grandson of Bob and Jo Corbin of Franklin, N.C. and Paul and Rita Sambol of Donora, PA.


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