Everett Alexander (Alex) Heiney of Laguna Beach will be presented the
Eagle Scout award in a court of honor March 4 at Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress St.
Heiney, 14, was awarded the ranking, the highest in the Boy
Scouts, in January by the Pacifica District of the Orange County
Council of Boy Scouts of America.
To earn the rank, Heiney organized members of his troop and church
to assist in completing a new Religious Education Center at the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The project included building
bookcases for the center, prepping and painting the center after
construction was completed and conducting a book, toy and game drive
for the youth who will use the center. From the proceeds, he was also
able to donate several hundred dollars to the Fellowship building
Heiney is senior patrol leader of Troop 911, and has also served
as patrol leader and troop quartermaster. He has been inducted into
the Boy Scouts honorary organization, Order of the Arrow.
He also served as the youngest sailor aboard the privateer Lynx on
an annual sail from Newport Beach to Hawaii in June and July, and won
a silver medal at the Junior Olympics National Trampoline Competition
in Tampa, Florida, in July.
Heiney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Heiney of Laguna Beach, attends
Sage Hill High School in Newport Coast, where he is an honor roll
freshman, a member of the school's junior varsity cross country,
soccer and track teams and also serves as pianist for the Sage Hill
Chamber Music Orchestra.