Resolution J884-2013

Congratulating Sean Alexander Schmitz on earning the rank of Eagle Scout

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Sean Alexander Schmitz upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle  Scout,  the  most
prestigious of Scouting honors

WHEREAS,  Sean  Alexander  Schmitz,  through  his diligence and rigorous
efforts, has achieved Scouting's  highest  and  most  prestigious  rank,
Eagle  Scout;  he will be honored at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony to
be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at St. Augustine's School in Ossining,
New York; and
  WHEREAS, Sean Alexander Schmitz is a member of Boy Scouts  of  America
Troop 49 in Ossining and has served the Troop in many capacities; 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;
and
  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, Sean Alexander Schmitz chose a project
which benefited both the Town of Cortlandt and the Hendrick Hudson  High
School; as a member of the school's tennis team, he noticed the concrete
tennis  storage  shed  at  the school was in complete disrepair, and was
quite an eyesore; and
  WHEREAS, Sean Alexander Schmitz refurbished the shed, re-shingling the
roof, replacing many rotten wooden boards, replacing vents on both sides
of the shed, re-grading the land around the shed  to  prevent  flooding,
replacing  the  rusted  metal  door, and painting the entire outside and
inside of the shed; and
  WHEREAS, With the Hendrick Hudson Sailor's Logo painted on  the  side,
the newly refurbished shed could once again be used by the High School's
boys and girls tennis teams for storage of materials; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  duration  of  the  project  and  since  its
completion, community members who often play tennis on the  courts  have
commented  on how much better the courts look with the shed refurbished;
and
  WHEREAS, Sean Alexander Schmitz'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 lead-
er, 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 Sean Alexander Schmitz on achieving the  rank  of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sean Alexander Schmitz.

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