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Silver Bay student becomes Eagle Scout

For his Eagle Scout project, Gunnar Frahm constructed a pollinator garden in front of William Kelley Schools in Silver Bay. (Photo courtesy of Renee Frahm)1 / 2
Gunnar Frahm, a senior at William Kelley Schools, recently became an Eagle Scout in a ceremony at Sychar Lutheran Church in Silver Bay. (Photo courtesy of Renee Frahm)2 / 2

William Kelley Schools senior Gunnar Frahm was made an Eagle Scout at a ceremony Sept. 30 at Sychar Lutheran Church in Silver Bay. For his Eagle Scout project, Frahm constructed a pollinator garden in front of WKS using native pollinator plants from Minnesota. He worked with WKS agriculture teacher Leah Bott and Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District manager Dan Schutte to determine the types of plants that would be a good fit for the garden.

He also toured pollinator gardens at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and two others with Jim and Pat Sanders of the Duluth Butterfly Club. Club members donated about 30 plants for the garden that are native to Minnesota like milk week, black-eyed susans, aster, columbine, joe pye weed and others. He also worked with students from the seventh and ninth grade agriculture classes at WKS to set up and plant the garden. Frahm hopes to attract monarch butterflies to the milkweed in the garden and hopes the pollinators will benefit the school orchard planted along the edge of the school's football field.

Interestingly, Frahm completed his scouting as a "lone scout," after the Boy Scouts of America would not recharter a troop with just two scouts.

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