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Centralia Eagle Scout’s project helps others communicate

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:37 am

Parrish’s project helps preschoolers cope with the challenge he faced

Blue eyes look at over black-framed tinted glasses for a moment and a deepening voice say, “I thought it would be tough, but I knew it would help kids.”

Rusty Parrish is an Eagle Scout candidate in Centralia’s Troop 90, Dragon Patrol.

He is also a young man who believes in repaying good deeds and, in his own way, the concept of “playing it forward.”

Rusty, who has earned more than 40 Boy Scout merit badges, recently completed his Eagle Scout project, and employed both those philosophies.

Working with a group of his fellow scouts, Rusty, who is autistic, planned and facilitated the construction of the pair of communication boards at Chance

Rusty Parrish and one of his communication boards.

Elementary School to assist and benefit the students of their pre-school, of which he is an alumnus.

Tiffani Schuman, principal at Chance Elementary School, where the two boards are used, discussed them in a recent newsletter.

“Our communication boards, which were installed, are signs that display illustrations to help students with limited language skills express themselves…

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