Resolution J5001-2013

Congratulating John-Marcel Hickey upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors, on May 18, 2014



  • May 13, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 9, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating John-Marcel Hickey upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most  pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on May 10, 2014

WHEREAS, John-Marcel Hickey, through his diligence and rigorous efforts,
has  achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout;
the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be  held  on  Saturday,  May  10,
2014, at the Poestenkill Fire Company, Poestenkill, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  John-Marcel Hickey, the son of Lawrence and Joyce Hickey, is
a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 528; 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,  John-Marcel Hickey built two dams
which have restored 2000 feet to the Poestenkill Creek, a stream heavily
damaged by the effects of Hurricane Irene; in  addition,  he  diligently
planted  vegetation  around  the  pools created by the dams to provide a
habitat for trout and other aquatic life; and
  WHEREAS, John-Marcel Hickey'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,  John-Marcel  Hickey is a freshman at Hudson Valley Community
College majoring in Criminal Justice; he plans on joining the Air  Force
as  a  computer  systems  programmer and obtaining further schooling, as
well as one day working for the FBI; 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 John-Marcel Hickey on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John-Marcel Hickey.


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