Sterling Steele, a graduating senior at GHS, watched Monday, May 2, as the marquee sign for the Gallatin school was installed.
The sign was Sterling's Eagle Scout project. He raised funds within Gallatin and the greater community to purchase the marquee.
"The sign is a wonderful addition to the school," said Superintendent Dennis Croy. "We are very proud of Sterling and his work on the project. It's a great way to honor him and the Eagle Scouts. We're already using the sign to announce graduation this year."
The sign measures roughly 8 feet by 8 feet and has changeable letters and will be lit up with lights. It was bought from Stewart School Signs. It is double sided and made of tough Makrolon material.
The sign is very near where the old sign was located. That sign was accidently destroyed by Gallatin city crews when they were replacing the hydrant for the water line. The previous stone sign will eventually be restored in honor of the class that donated it. The city was happy to contribute toward the new sign and provided the labor and manpower for the installation.
Top business donators and individual contributors are recognized with permanent logos on the base of the sign.
Sterling has been a cub scout since he was eight-years-old and a boy scout since he was 11. He is the son of Colette and Michael Steele of Gallatin.
Sterling and the Gallatin School District wish to express their appreciation to all those who donated toward the school sign.