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Shout Out: Aidan Buschmann, teen’s Eagle Scout project helped Park Ridge school’s reading garden

Aidan Buschmann, who attended Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, recently completed an Eagle Scout project at the school.

The 17-year-old made improvements to the school’s reading garden with new artwork and landscaping.

Q: Where are you from?

A: I’ve lived most of my life in Park Ridge. I was born in Overland Park, Kansas.

Q: What does it mean to you knowing you’ve completed the reading garden project?

A: It feels really good. I used it when I was a kid during the day to read. It’s nice to see it improved.

Q: Did you learn anything new while working on the reading garden project?

A: I learned some new management skills and completed a large project.

Q: What might you want people to know, if they are not aware already, about being an Eagle Scout?

A: I want them to know that it’s worth it. There are a lot of hours that go into it, but it’s worth it.

Q: How do you feel about starting your senior year at Maine South High School this fall?

A: They have a new schedule, and I am worried about it. I hope it goes well, but otherwise I am excited.

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