|Life Scout James Valadez,
14, participates in a flag ceremony.
Valadez, a high school freshman, serves as troop guide for
Troop 5 in the Capitol Area Council in Austin, Texas. Currently
completing the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout, Valadez
demonstrates leadership and values through his outstanding
academic performance as well as his athletic accomplishments
as one of his high school's best cross-country runners.|