Hayden Miller was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor held Monday evening at First United Methodist Church.
The 18-year-old son of Lee and Arlene Miller and Richard and Monica Marlowe, he is a 2019 graduate of St. Patrick High School and seemed to be fulfilling everyone’s expectations of him.
Paul Hardy served as Miller’s den leader in Cub Scouts. During the opening of Monday’s ceremony, Hardy said, “I never doubted we’d be here this evening with Hayden.”
Scout Master Dr. Gregory Loose also said he knew Miller would be one of the scouts to achieve the organizations highest rank.
Miller was also carrying on a family tradition, having his Eagle Charge read to him by his maternal grandfather and fellow Eagle Scout James Fulcher.
“It was very special for me to have him do that because he was the one who explained to me as a little boy what an Eagle Scout was,” Miller said. “He was the inspiration.”
Miller had completed his service project nearly two years ago when Macon Herrin moved the City of Wiggins sign at the north end of the city to the Hwy. 49 right-of-way.
Miller transplanted the flower beds surrounding the sign.
Mayor Joel Miles was impressed with the young man’s persona.
“If what I have seen of him is any indication, Hayden Miller is an individual with unlimited potential,” Miles said.
Miller will attend Mississippi State University to study political science.