Music is a big part of Michael Wu’s life; he plays both trombone and piano and has performed at Carnegie Hall. The Boy Scout Troop 99 Eagle Scout credits his study of music with helping him to think clearly and stay focused.
For his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Michael brought a musical feature to the recently created Natural Play Area at Churchville Nature Center. His project was the installation of a cedar and galvanized metal pipe fence on which children can make music.
“He did and excellent job and I am very happy with the results,” said Peg Mongillo, Education Director at the Center. “The children who visit us here at the Nature Center will be enjoying this musical fence for many years to come.”
The son of Hong Zhou and Thong Trinh of Newtown, Michael is a junior at Council Rock High School North. He is an honor roll student who is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and the French Honor Society.
Michael is also a staff member for the Council Rock student newspaper, The Indianite. His Introduction to Business Communication won first place in the Future Business Leaders of America Pennsylvania Regional Competition.
He is a member of the Winter and Spring Varsity Track and Field teams. In his free time, Michael volunteers at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.
Michael is a brother in the Order of the Arrow and attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference in 2009.
He was a member of the Bucks County Contingent to the 2010 National Jamboree.
He traveled it and traveled to Haliburton Scout Reserve in Canada and the New River Gorge in West Virginia where he earned the nickname Wujam when, as a new Scout, his canoe became wedged sideways on the river and blocked all those behind him.
PHOTO CAP: Michael Wu with his cedar and galvanized metal pipe fence at Churchville Nature Center