Local Eagle Scout Meets House Speaker John Boehner
Hillis is shown in the picture above. He's directly to the right of Speaker Boehner.
Hillis was recently elected to be the 2011 National Chief of the Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow. He is attending Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, according to his father, University of Texas evolutionary biologist David Hillis.
"I'm obviously thrilled," Prof. Hillis said of his son's accomplishment. "We're very excited and it's a great opportunity for him."