Local students earn Eagle Scout award
The following students have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest recognition in the Boy Scouts. Both are members of Troop 159, chartered by St. Thomas More Catholic Church:
Jason Edward Dolan, 16, son of Peter and Leslie Dolan of Austin, assembled and installed eight benches at Eagle’s Wings Retreat Center. Dolan is a junior at Westwood High School.
Connor Wesley Smith, 18, son of Kirk and Lynn Smith of Cedar Park, completed a ropes course, trust platform and climbing wall at Eagle’s Wings Retreat Center. Smith is a graduate of Westwood High School.
Austin doctor chosen for expert panel
Dr. Teresa Kroeker, fellowship-trained endocrine head and neck surgeon and board-certified general surgeon, was one of five surgeons on the expert surgical technique panel at the Second World Congress on Thyroid Cancer held in Toronto, Ontario, in July. She was also selected to serve on the course faculty during the congress. Kroeker belongs to Capital Surgeons Group in Austin.