Sam Catalfamo, 16, of La Crescenta, will be recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts, at an Eagle Court of Honor at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Crescenta.
For his Eagle project, Catalfamo planned and coordinated the construction of a 16-foot mounting block and ramp for disabled riders at Move A Child Higher, a Pasadena program that offers equine therapy to disabled children and disabled American veterans.
Catalfamo is a member of the Order of the Arrow, a national honor society of the Boy Scouts, and has attended Philmont Scout Ranch twice, completing a 90-mile backpacking trip and a 110-mile backpacking trip through the mountains. Catalfamo is a junior at Crescenta Valley High School, where he is a member of the water polo and swim teams. He is interested in science and art, and volunteers three Saturdays each month at the Aquarium of the Pacific. He intends to study biology in college and continue drawing the animals that interest him. He has donated nearly 200 hours of volunteer service to the community.