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Concolino’s Scout project will benefit DHS teams

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February 15, 2011 |

DHS linebacker Kevin Concolino is using his Eagle Scout project to help the Blue Devil athletic program. Courtesy photo

Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest in the Scout Program, requires exceptional leadership, dedication and character. So it should come as no surprise to Blue Devil fans that Kevin Concolino, multi-sport star and driving member of Davis High School’s leadership class, is closing in on this great honor.

Concolino started for the varsity football team in both his junior and senior years, crossing over from linebacker to cornerback this season. When he’s not racing across Halden Field at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium, Concolino can be seen sprinting on the dirt surrounding it as a member of the Blue Devil track and field squad.

In addition to his exploits on the field, Concolino is using his Eagle Scout project, which must be completed in order to reach the top rank, to give back to the entire DHS athletic department. The senior is in the process of completing the undertaking — turning an unused portable classroom into a space for the various teams to discuss preparation and strategy.

“(It will) be used as a team room for the athletic programs,” Concolino confirmed. “That consists of cleaning up some of the landscape around the area, cleaning the inside of the portable, painting it, and setting it up with usable equipment like projectors and chalkboards.”

The planning for Operation Sports began almost a year ago, when Concolino first came up with the idea. After laying out the blueprint for exactly what he wanted the team room to look like, Concolino enlisted the help of his fellow Scouts and interested students for the construction work.

“The football team took an invested interest in the project because they desperately need the space, especially since the start of the zero-period class,” Concolino noted.  “Student government … came and helped me out, so I’ve been getting help from various groups on my project.”

Concolino isn’t the only athlete Troop 66 has turned out. Fellow Scout Forrest Durell spends his weekends racing down the slopes as member of the DHS ski team, while Matt Kinkle ran track with Concolino last year.

Concolino made his first step toward becoming an Eagle Scout back in second grade, when he joined the Cub Scouts. From there he gained enough merit badges to become a Boy Scout at age 10, and hopes to complete his project to take his place among the 2 million Eagle Scouts in the United States.

To take on the responsibilities of homework, football and Scouting, Concolino was forced to make some sacrifices. Though he played JV baseball as both a freshman and a sophomore, a busy schedule and a waning enthusiasm for the game convinced him to take up track. The more low-key sport, which Concolino enjoyed while at Emerson Junior High, also provided him with a way to stay in shape off the gridiron.

“I sort of lost interest in baseball, and wanted to do something different, so I decided to run track,” Concolino explained.  “I had a lot of friends on the track team, and I heard they had a good coaching staff, and I felt like giving it a shot.”

Among these new teammates was longtime girlfriend Jill Clancy-Czuleger, who was named Homecoming queen this fall. While Concolino was a finalist for Homecoming king, the award ended up going to his friend Spencer Bowen, the Associated Student Body president. But with his successful athletic career, an Eagle Scout membership waiting in the wings and a positive reputation throughout DHS and the community, Concolino is feeling fine.

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