Magnolia resident Elliott Tonning was honored by Troop 80 on Feb. 11 for attaining Eagle Scout rank. The ceremony took place at Magnolia United Church of Christ.

Tonning, a senior at Ballard High School, supervised a group of 28 scouts and adults in an improvement project for the Kiwanis Ravine heron habitat. The group removed invasive plants, cleared debris, laid wood chips in preparation for planting of native plants and built a tool shed.

The newly fledged Eagle Scout has participated in scouting since the age of 9. He will join other members of Troop 80 on a 70-mile canoe trip in Canada this summer.

A running back on Ballard's varsity football team for the past four years, Tonning plans to pursue finance and law enforcement studies in college[[In-content Ad]]