Congratulating Kevin Kershaw on earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors

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

WHEREAS, Kevin Kershaw, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; he
completed the Eagle Scout requirements on February 7, 2013 and will be
honored at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony to be held on Friday, May
10, 2013 at East Broadway School in Seaford, New York; and
WHEREAS, Kevin Kershaw is a member of Boy Scouts of America Theodore
Roosevelt Council Troop 96 in Seaford; 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 Kevin Kershaw renovated an East Broad-
way School room; he removed the shelving, stock and books; he donated
the unwanted material and turned the East Broadway School, a 730-pupil
elementary school, room into a new usable literature and book storage
facility; and
WHEREAS, Kevin Kershaw and the team helping him sorted out and cata-
loged the books by grade and subject; they removed the trash and
discarded the broken items and also removed and donated unwanted materi-
al which made space for other educational materials; and
WHEREAS, Many of the books and other material no longer wanted or
needed by East Broadway School were given to charities and a school in
Long Beach which will use them; and
WHEREAS, The new room is ready and is already, in addition, also being
used as a classroom for small group instruction; and
WHEREAS, Kevin Kershaw'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 Kevin Kershaw on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kevin Kershaw.


  • 19 / Apr / 2013
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  • 23 / Apr / 2013

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