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East Ridge High School student Ryan Schiferl received his Eagle Scout ranking last year after completing a community service project at a St. Paul Montessori school. He will attend Quinnipiac University in the fall. (Staff photo by Mike Longaecker)

Sense of accomplishment surrounds Eagle Scout honor

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What started out as a fun activity as a kindergartner evolved into a life changing experience for a Woodbury teenager.

Ryan Schiferl attained Boy Scouting’s highest honor – the Eagle Scout award – last year and in April was awarded a $1,000 Eagle Scout scholarship.


“It was probably one of the greatest things I’ve ever done,” the East Ridge High School senior said.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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