State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Massapequa resident Michael Morgan for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
“Becoming an Eagle Scout is an exceptional achievement which only a select few ever receive. Through hard work, dedication, and commitment to service, Michael has proven himself worthy of this high honor. Michael is a wonderful young man and I am pleased that his accomplishments were recognized by the entire New York State Senate,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Michael, a member of Troop 90, attained the rank of Eagle Scout after many years of hard work and completing an Eagle Scout project. For his project, Michael worked to reverse shoreline erosion caused by litter and poor drainage in the Tackapusha preserve. With the assistance of more than 40 volunteers and the South Shore Audubon Society, Michael installed 110 feet of bio-logs and plants which were spread over 330 square feet to significantly reduce erosion in the area.
With the Senate passage of the legislative resolution, Michael’s name and achievement will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record.
Text of the Legislative Resolution Honoring Michael Morgan
Senate Resolution No. 5403
BY: Senator FUSCHILLO
CONGRATULATING Michael John Morgan upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors, on June 4, 2010
WHEREAS, Michael John Morgan, 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 4, 2010, at Massapequa Park Town Hall, Massapequa Park, New York;
WHEREAS, Michael John Morgan is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 90 in Massapequa Park; 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 Eagle project, in an effort to reverse shoreline erosion along the shoreline of Tackapausha Lake in the Tackapausha Preserve caused by litter and poor drainage as well as by humans and animals, Michael John Morgan, after much research, surveying and planning, and with the generosity of the South Shore Audubon Society and the help of more than 40 volunteers, was able to install 110 feet of Bio- Logs and enough plants to spread over 330 square feet, an effort which is expected to significantly reduce erosion in that area; and
WHEREAS, Michael John Morgan'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 Michael John Morgan on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Michael John Morgan.