Congratulating Matt VanDeMortel upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouti...

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

WHEREAS, Matt VanDeMortel, 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, April 13,
2013, at The Presbyterian Church in Geneva, Geneva, New York; and
WHEREAS, Matt VanDeMortel is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
No. 3; 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 project, Matt VanDeMortel worked with the City of
Geneva to coordinate the much-needed cleanup of Glenwood Cemetery; he,
with the aid of his fellow Scouts, filled in potholes, cleared trash and
debris, cut tree branches and cleared all roadways; and
WHEREAS, Matt VanDeMortel is a member of the National Honor Society
and the recipient of the Advanced Placement Scholar Award; this multi-
faceted young man is also involved in many extracurricular activities,
including the Cross Country and Track and Field teams, Concert/Marching
Band and the Math Team; and
WHEREAS, Matt VanDeMortel'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 Matt VanDeMortel on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Matt VanDeMortel.


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