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Wykes honored for Eagle rank

Kathy Ryan Staff Writer

City Administrator Bruce Smith and Councilman Art Bryant congratulated the Woods newest Eagle Scout, Noah Wykes. Photo by Kathy Ryan
July 20, 2017
Grosse Pointe Woods — Two Eagle Scouts were on hand to congratulate the latest to join their ranks as the city council honored Noah Wykes for achieving the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America.

Wykes, 18, and a 2017 graduate of Grosse Pointe North High School, was recognized by not only the council, but two fellow Eagle Scouts, city Councilman Art Bryant and Administrator Bruce Smith, for his new rank and achievements in school and on the athletic fields.

For his Eagle Scout project, Wykes built four picnic tables for the students at Brownell Middle School so they could eat outside during warm weather.

Wykes, a varsity football player at North, also was recognized as a scholar athlete. He was active with Kids Need Opportunities to Socialize, or KNOTS, a mentoring program for special-needs students, and played tuba for the Grosse Pointe North Symphony. He will attend Grand Valley State University in the fall, where he plans to major in sports medicine with a minor in special education.

Mayor Robert Novitke presented Wykes with an official proclamation from the city commending Wykes “for his laudable achievements and to extend the best wishes of the city council and the citizens of the city of Grosse Pointe Woods in all his future endeavors.”

Wykes is the son of Steven and Kristen Wykes.

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