On April 1, 1996, Eagle Scout Jesse Maximilian King was born in Boston to Lindy and Jamie King. Two years later, the Kings moved to Groton, shortly after the birth of Jesse's sister Julie.
He has been an active Boy Scout since he joined Troop 3 Groton in the sixth grade, successfully managing the troop root-beer fundraiser at Grotonfest for a couple of years and most recently acting as junior assistant scoutmaster until his 18th birthday.
Jesse enjoyed many summers at Camp Wanocksett in Dublin, N.H., and participated in four amazing High Adventure Scouting Trips with Troop 3: Northern Tier, canoeing 75 miles in Minnesota (2010); Philmont Ranch, hiking more than 80 miles in New Mexico (2011); Seabase, exploring the Florida Keys (2012); and Camp Matagammon, canoeing the Alligash River and whitewater rafting in Maine (2013).
His Eagle Scout project was the construction of a wooden information kiosk and general improvement of the entrance to the Bates/Blackman property on Old Ayer Road managed by the Groton Conservation Trust. A Court of Honor was held April 26 jointly with fellow Eagle Scout Robb Neff.
Jesse has also been involved in numerous afterschool clubs and activities, including the National Honor Society, FIRST Robotics Team 1277, Jazz Band and the Music Honor Society. He enjoys playing the piano and has some eclectic hobbies such as unicycling, juggling and coding.
Having been captivated by science and technology from a young age, Jesse became interested in programming and electronics in his early high school years and plans to pursue electrical engineering and computer science at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., this fall.