Congratulating John-Marcel Hickey upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scou...

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  • 09 / May / 2014
  • 13 / May / 2014
  • 13 / May / 2014

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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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