Resolution J1325-2013

Congratulating Kevin Kershaw on earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors



  • Apr 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Kevin Kershaw upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors

WHEREAS,  Kevin Kershaw, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle  Scout;  he
completed  the  Eagle Scout requirements on February 7, 2013 and will be
honored at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony to be held  on  Friday,  May
10, 2013 at East Broadway School in Seaford, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Kevin  Kershaw is a member of Boy Scouts of America Theodore
Roosevelt Council Troop 96 in Seaford; and
  WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights  of  glory  through
the  dedication,  determination  and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
  WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion  of  our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Boy  Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
  WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned  by
only  five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
  WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting  for
many  years,  has  lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community  service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
  WHEREAS,  For his Eagle project Kevin Kershaw renovated an East Broad-
way School room; he removed the shelving, stock and  books;  he  donated
the  unwanted  material and turned the East Broadway School, a 730-pupil
elementary school, room into a new usable literature  and  book  storage
facility; and
  WHEREAS,  Kevin  Kershaw and the team helping him sorted out and cata-
loged the books by  grade  and  subject;  they  removed  the  trash  and
discarded the broken items and also removed and donated unwanted materi-
al which made space for other educational materials; and
  WHEREAS,  Many  of  the  books  and other material no longer wanted or
needed by East Broadway School were given to charities and a  school  in
Long Beach which will use them; and
  WHEREAS, The new room is ready and is already, in addition, also being
used as a classroom for small group instruction; and
  WHEREAS,  Kevin  Kershaw's perseverance in rising through the ranks to
Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability  to  master  difficult
tasks;  his  accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
  WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family,  his  school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance  of  this  meritorious  achievement,  to
congratulate  and  honor  Kevin  Kershaw  on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kevin Kershaw.


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