Special salute for teen

Boy Scout Troop 444 and the family of Jared Celona congratulate his achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Court of Honor was held Dec. 3 at St. Christopher School in Somerton.

U.S. Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (right) presented him with a U.S. flag that was flown over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., and state Rep. Brendan Boyle (center) presented him with a citation and a U.S. flag that was flown over the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

The scout performed a service project that involved cleaning, restoring and landscaping a circular garden area at Russell Elliot Memorial Park in Lower Southampton Township.

Celona, a former student at St. Christopher, is a senior honor student at Archbishop Ryan High School. ••