Kosciusko County commissioners on Tuesday recognized Luke Spurlin, 17, Pierceton, for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Pictured (L to R) are Commissioner Bob Conley, Spurlin and Commissioners Cary Groninger and Brad Jackson. Photo by David Slone
Kosciusko County commissioners on Tuesday recognized Luke Spurlin, 17, Pierceton, for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Pictured (L to R) are Commissioner Bob Conley, Spurlin and Commissioners Cary Groninger and Brad Jackson. Photo by David Slone
For achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the Kosciusko County commissioners recognized Luke Spurlin at their meeting Tuesday morning.

Spurlin, 17, of Pierceton, is a Whitko High School senior and member of Troop 761. He started in Scouts in first grade.

The son of Rod and Abby Spurlin, his Eagle Scout project including making signs to mark the walking trails and distance, and putting up a Martin birdhouse to help combat mosquitoes, at Pierceton-Washington Township Park. The idea for the projects came about after Spurlin met with former Pierceton town manager Chip Hill.

The birdhouse came in a kit and Troop 761 helped Spurlin assemble it. It holds 12 Martin nests.

After high school, Spurlin said he plans to attend IUPUI and double major in chemistry and biology. He then plans to get in dental school and become an oral surgeon.

He thanked his parents; his grandpa, Mickey Holly, who also was an Eagle Scout and has always been there for Luke; Scout Leader Bart Jones; and his Troop.