Brent McKnight, a senior at Covenant Day School, was recognized at the inaugural Good Scout Award Luncheon on March 8 for the Boy Scouts of America Mecklenburg County Council.
McKnight, an Eagle Scout from Troop 413 based at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, has held the office of Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. He received the Meritorious Action Award, the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award and the Heroism Award for saving his teacher’s life in 2011.
McKnight, of Matthews, was on a mission trip in Haiti in February 2011 when Covenant Day calculus teacher Joe Rego started choking on a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich. McKnight applied the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged the food.
He is the son of Beth and the late Brent McKnight Sr. At Covenant Day School, McKnight’s an honor student, senior class president and a member of the student council. He also is a member of the school’s varsity tennis team.
McKnight attends Christ Covenant Church and is involved in the Youth Ministry Leadership Development Teams, and has other leadership positions.