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         Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring North Bellmore resident Jonathan Spohrer for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. 

         Jonathan is a member of Troop 577 in Bellmore, and through his years of dedication to the scouts, hard work rising through the scouting’s ranks, and community service, Jonathan has distinguished himself as a leader worthy of scouting’s most prestigious honor. 

         For his community service project, Jonathan planned, developed, and executed the installation of various improvements to the Bellmore Presbyterian Church, including a privacy fence, refurbished benches in the sanctuary and a storage shed. 

         “Jonathan is a dedicated young man whose commitment to his community and strong leadership qualities set an excellent example for others to follow,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I congratulate this outstanding young man on earning this honor and am certain he will accomplish other great achievements in the future.” 

         With passage of the resolution, Jonathan’s achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.

    Copy of legislative resolution:

    Senate Resolution No. 4610

    BY: Senator Fuschillo 

    CONGRATULATING Jonathan A. Spohrer upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors

    WHEREAS, Jonathan A. Spohrer, 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 Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Bellmore Presbyterian Church in Bellmore, New York; and

    WHEREAS, Jonathan A,. Spohrer is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 577 in Bellmore, New York; 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 project, Jonathan A. Spohrer involved installing various improvements at the Bellmore Presbyterian Church in Bellmore, New York, including a privacy fence, refurbished benches in the sanctuary, and a storage shed; and

    WHEREAS, Jonathan A. Spohrer'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 Jonathan A. Spohrer on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further

    RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Jonathan A. Spohrer.