Saturday, May 02, 2009

All the Eagles


I don't usually post pictures of the kids, but this is the picture I'm sending to the newspapers. So if it's fit to print in the paper, it's all good for the blog.

The press release goes something like this (I cut a little so it wouldn't be so long or quite so identifiable):

A ceremony honoring six young men who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout was held on Friday, May 1st. The Scouts are all members of Boy Scout Troop 31. Eagle Scout is the highest honor that can be earned in the Boy Scout program. In order to achieve Eagle Scout, a young man must demonstrate exceptional citizenship, service, and leadership skills.

Missing from the photo is Henry, who was unavailable for the ceremony. Henry has been accepted into the U.S. Coast Guard. His Eagle Project was fixing up the gardens of School 28 in preparation of their sign dedication in the spring of 2008.

In the photo from the right is Travis, a student at Centenary College. Travis is majoring in Criminal Justice. He is an EMT with his college First Aid Squad, and also with the Township Ambulance and Rescue Squad. Travis’ Eagle Project was fixing up the playground at the Middle School.

Devin is a Junior in High School. He is looking forward to going to college and pursuing a career as a History Teacher. His project, held in conjunction with School 18, was a Marine “Toys for Tots” collection.

Gerald is currently a senior at High School. He intends to study International Business at Holy Family University in Philadelphia in the fall. His eagle project, done in support of the Free Public Library, was to construct a sign for the Library to help them publicize their activities.

Casey is a Senior at High School. He intends to study at County College this fall and hopes to eventually work in the field of Film-making. For his Eagle Project, Casey directed a Rock Concert, with the price of admission being canned food which he collected for the St. James Food bank.

Frank is a Senior at High School. He will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Rowan University in the Fall. Frank’s Eagle Project was a toy drive to benefit patients at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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