Brandon Gunn Earns Eagle Scout Award


Brandon Gunn just received his Eagle Scout award. He was presented with his award on August 22nd, and he was given a flag that flew over the capitol in Washington DC just for him by the Keizer Elks Club. He is a Third Generation Eagle Scout, along with his older brother, Marcus and his 5 uncles (Blake, Briant, Matthew, Michael and Ryan Gunn) His dad (Marc) and uncles are Sprague High School graduates.

Brandon was chosen along with Sigrid Olsen by the National History Day society out of 60 student/teacher teams to attend the NHD Scholars program in Washington DC. Fifteen out of 60 student/teacher teams were chosen. This is the second year of the NHD scholars program. They worked for 5 months on learning WWII history, specifically about the Normandy (D-Day) Invasion, went to Washington DC for a week to study with scholars there and do research in the National Archives, then flew to France and toured the beaches, museums and cemeteries there. As part of his work, he researched a soldier from Oregon who is interred at the American Normandy Cemetery there in France, and presented a eulogy for this soldier (Eugene W. Morrison) at his gravesite. He was also required to develop a website about his researched soldier, which just posted August 30th.


  • Originally Created by Andrew Vohland 6/5/12
  • Created By Carter McQuigg -- 5/30/2017

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