SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) – Seventeen year-old Northview High School student Greg Hall has decided to build a gazebo for his Eagle Scout project, but Hall says the project has a deeper meaning.
He says the gazebo will be a permanent memorial for Sylvania students who have passed away. Hall says the loss of classmate Morgan Duris two years ago was the inspiration for the project. Duris was killed when she was hit by a car in 2010.
Her name, along with those of two other fallen Sylvania students will be memorialized with plaques inside the gazebo.
"It is going to stand as long as, for as long as Sylvania is around, hopefully. This will fit as a permanent memorial. The fact that someone, like myself, 30 years from now after I'm gone [and] out of high school and college, I can come back and say, 'I built this, this is a memorial for my classmates," said Hall.
The Gazebo will cost about $15,000 to build. After material donations, Hall needs to raise about $10,000 to complete the project. Hall says the project should be completed sometime in June.
Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at any 5/3 Bank location. Donations should be made to the "Sylvania Youth Memorial" fund.