Congratulating Nicholas LaRocca upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Nicholas LaRocca upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors, on April 23, 2017

WHEREAS, Nicholas LaRocca, 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 Sunday, April 23,
2017; and
WHEREAS, Nicholas LaRocca is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
1, The Church of Saint Christopher, Staten Island, New York; currently,
he is a Freshman at the College of Staten Island, majoring in computer
science; he plans to continue in scouting to guide the younger scouts on
their way to the rank of Eagle; 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; and
WHEREAS, To become an Eagle Scout, Nicholas LaRocca earned 30 merit
badges, nine more than the required 21 for the rank of Eagle; he served
his Troop in a variety of leadership roles including Den Chief and
Senior Patrol Leader; and
WHEREAS, Nicholas LaRocca is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the
Arrows, Scouting's Honor Society which gives cheerful service to others;
WHEREAS, As a Life Scout, Nicholas LaRocca completed a major community
service project; for his assignment, he and his team restored and
preserved Old Richmond Town, a Staten Island landmark which dates back
to the 1600s; and
WHEREAS, Nicholas LaRocca'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 Nicholas LaRocca on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nicholas LaRocca.


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