Jim Sankiewicz has earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 385, sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church in Genoa.
His Eagle Scout Leadership Project included the construction of 17 wood duck nesting boxes for placement at Magee Marsh/Crane Creek, which contains some of Ohio’s finest wetlands.
The idea for the project emerged through Jim’s interest in and concern for the wetlands. At one time, the wood duck population was in decline due to destruction of its natural habitat and hunting. Jim built the boxes to help provide nesting areas that would allow for increasing the wood duck species.
The construction of the boxes took 267 hours. In addition, Jim participated in duck banding with members of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and trimmed the overgrowth of brush from along the boardwalk area.Jim is a junior at Genoa Area High School, where he has earned academic honors. He participated in last year’s musical, “The Music Man,” helping to build sets and serving as part of the stage crew.
He has also played the trumpet for Sunday worship service and Christmas Eve services at church.
Jim is the son of Jim and Lee Ann Sankiewicz and the grandson of Leona Sankiewicz and the late Leon Sankiewicz, and the late George and Jeannette Miller.