For Eagle Scout project, Avalon senior installs new Mary Garden at his school
After the recent tragic passing of an Avalon School sophomore, the students, faculty and staff of the all-boys K-12 Catholic school in Wheaton, came together to pray for the repose of his soul and for his grieving family at the school’s new Mary Garden. The sacred outdoor space served as a gathering point, helping to bring comfort and consolation to his heartbroken classmates and teachers.
Last year, Avalon student Frank Haley, a member of the class of 2023, hoping to give back to his high school, approached the faculty about performing a community service project to attain the Eagle rank, the Boy Scouts’ highest honor. Immediately, the idea came to mind of improving an existing patch of green where a Blessed Mother statue stood, adjacent to school’s rear entrance.