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Kirchner earns Eagle badge

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Martin Delp Kirchner of Nevada City recently earned his Eagle Scout badge.

Kirchner started scouting as a Tiger Cub in 1990. He earned the Arrow of Light in 1995 as a Cub Scout and made the transition to Boy Scouts, joining Troop 24 in Nevada City.

For his Eagle project, Kirchner created a trail from the Nevada City Public Works Maintenance Yard to Deer Creek. He removed vegetation, cleared debris, carved steps and reinforced the bank with retaining blocks to hold the trail.

Born July 1, 1983, in Martinez, Kirchner moved with his family to Nevada City when he was 2.

Kirchner has volunteered in Nevada County for Red Cross, where he has worked on CPR Saturday and helped with food delivery during the Marysville floods.

Kirchner earned his green belt in kung fu, and in 1998, received his shortwave radio operator’s license. For four years, he has played on the NU football team and will be on the wrestling team this spring.

Active in choir at Seven Hills Middle School and NUHS, last summer Kirchner traveled to Italy with the NU choir, performing in Venice, Rome and before the pope and bishops at the Vatican.

Kirchner has been an acolyte for Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Grass Valley since 1994, and is now a lay reader. He has also been a “search” committee member for the youth retreat of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California for four years.

For five summers, Kirchner has gone on mission trips to Santa Marta, Mexico, to work for the Rancho Santa Marta Orphanage with St. John’s Episcopal Church Youth Group of Chico.

After graduating from NU in June, Kirchner hopes to pursue a teaching credential in high school math.

Kirchner is the son of Eugene and Carolyn Kirchner of Nevada City.

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