Family and friends are remembering a Norwin High School student by finishing a community project the teen had started before his sudden death in September.
While working toward becoming an Eagle Scout, Mike Sweeney, 17, wanted to increase safety on a trail at a North Huntingdon Township park.
With the help of family and friends, his goal of keeping people safe will be accomplished.
Robert Schuber said, “When this project is completed, it's going to be a lot safer coming down this trail, walking down the road. There's going to be a fence up protecting people from falling in this gorge -- it's real deep and unsafe.”
A group gathered Saturday to construct the fence and to pay tribute to Sweeney.
“I'm sure he's smiling down on us and really happy we're getting this done,” said Dean Leventopoulos, friend of Sweeney.
Sweeney died from natural causes.
“Through all the sadness of this, that's what Mike's family really wants. That will be his legacy,” said Don Brill, assistant scoutmaster.
A pillar encouraging people to perform a random act of kindness will be placed along the trail in memory of Sweeney.