Congratulating Sean Alexander Schmitz on earning the rank of Eagle Scout

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  • 15 / Mar / 2013
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
  • 19 / Mar / 2013

Resolution Details

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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;
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;
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;
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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