By: KDKA-TV News Staff
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KDKA) – A teen from Morgantown made history when she became West Virginia’s first female Eagle Scout.READ MORE: Drivers Feeling The Pain At The Pumps As Gas Prices Continue To Rise Across Pittsburgh Area
The Mountaineer Area Council says 17-year-old Frannie Kitzmiller passed her board of review on Feb. 4. She now joins her brother in the ranks.
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Frannie’s community service project was working with Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground, enhancing an old schoolhouse building turned nature center by replacing and expanding a deck and seating and creating an outdoor classroom with socially-distanced seating and a chalkboard.
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Also in that inaugural class will be two sisters from Westmoreland County.