LARGO – Seminole High School senior Anthony Zsido, son of Daniel and Michele Zsido, earned the rank of Eagle Scout at his board of review Jan. 13.
An Eagle Scout Court of Honor and dinner will honor Anthony and two other Scouts Saturday, April 5, at Blessed Sacrament banquet hall in Seminole.
For his Eagle Scout project, Anthony designed, built and installed six park benches along the Preservation 2000 nature trail just east of the Botanical Gardens in Largo. He coordinated the Scout troop and volunteers to complete the project.
Anthony joined the Cub Scouts along with his father, who also is an Eagle Scout, when he was in the first grade. Through the years, they were involved in numerous community projects and camp-outs and had the honor to attend the 100th anniversary of The Boy Scouts of America in 2010 at the National Scout jamboree, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
Eagle Scouts are required to earn 21 merit badges to complete the requirements necessary to achieve this highest honor in scouting. Anthony exceeded this by earning a total of 39 badges and also held many positions within Troop 431 such as scribe, patrol leader and mentor. While involved in scouting, Anthony also played saxophone in the Seminole Middle and Seminole High School bands. For three of his four years in high school, he played football for the Seminole Warhawks.
Anthony plans to continue his education in exercise science and business management at St. Petersburg College and the University of South Florida.