Alex Mansour

Alex Mansour

WAKEFIELD — Wakefield Memorial High School Senior Alex Mansour had his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the First Parish Congregational Church in Wakefield at 2 p.m.

The community was invited to attend this ceremony signifying the highest honor in scouting.

Alex completed his Eagle project last May with the assistance of members of Troop 701 and various family members and friends. Alex’s project, sponsored by the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department, involved the installation of 950 light reflectors on 475 utility poles located on busy and winding roads in Wakefield.

Altogether, Alex’ project involved more than 30 volunteers donating more than 150 hours of labor. The installation of these reflectors is an important public safety project that will increase the visibility of these poles at night and in poor weather conditions.

Alex consulted with members of the Wakefield Police, Fire and Municipal Gas and Light Departments in selecting the streets that these reflectors were installed on, including sections of Water, Salem, Lowell, Oak, Forest and Nahant streets; Montrose and North avenues and Old Nahant Road. Alex’ project was a pilot project for the Municipal Gas and Light Department, representing only a small percentage of the more than 8,000 poles located in Wakefield.

Alex attained the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 5, 2014 after successfully completing his Board of Review with Minuteman Council of the Boy Scouts of America and he looks forward to celebrating his achievement with his family and friends.