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Presiding Officer Gonsalves Attends Eagle Scout Brian Harding’s Court of Honor

Eagle Court of HonorPresiding Officer Norma L. Gonsalves attended Boy Scout Troop 123’s Eagle Court of Honor for Eagle Scout Brian Harding at the Merrick Golf Clubhouse. Brian is a resident of North Merrick.


For his project, Brian renovated an unused classroom at Sacred Heart Church, which can now be used for Church and community activities. Brian’s project took 40 hours and 35 volunteers to complete.


“Brian has shown tremendous dedication and leadership skills to attain the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Presiding Officer Gonsalves. “His project of renovating an old classroom for community activities is truly a testament to the Scouting pledge “Giving service to others.”


Eagle Scout Brian Harding is pictured above with Presiding Officer Gonsalves.


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Gonsalves Honors Eagle Scout Christopher Ham

Court of HonorPresiding Officer Norma L. Gonsalves (R-East Meadow, LD 13) attended Boy Scout Troop 285’s Eagle Court of Honor for Eagle Scout Christopher Ham which took place at St. Barnabas Church in Bellmore. Christopher is a resident of Bellmore. For his project, Christopher renovated, improved and organized a storage shed for Bethany House, a non-profit Homeless Shelter that has an outreach program for homeless women and children. Matthew also earned 63 Merit Badges and served his troop in a variety of leadership positions.


“Christopher has shown tremendous dedication and organizational skills to attain the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Presiding Officer Gonsalves. “His improvements to help organize a local non-profit organization’s shed will allow Bethany House to assist many families in need.”


Pictured above (left to right) is Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves with Eagle Scout Christopher Ham, along with his family and Legislator Steve Rhoads.


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New Hyde Park’s Newest Eagle Scouts Honored

New Hyde Park Eagle ScoutsSenator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored New Hyde Park residents David Capodanno and Domenic Pietromonaco for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate David and Domenic, members of Boy Scout Troop 544, on earning scouting’s highest honor.


“After many years of hard work, serving their community and rising through scouting’s ranks, David and Domenic achieved a goal which only a select few ever attain; the rank of Eagle Scout. The entire community is very proud of David and Domenic, and we congratulate them on attaining this very prestigious honor,” said Senator Martins.


Senator Martins (second right) is pictured above at the Court of Honor with (l-r) Assemblyman Ed Ra, Councilman Angelo Ferrara, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Nathan Uttech, Eagle Scout David Capodanno, Eagle Scout Domenic Pietromonaco, Marine Corps Sergeant Victor Altamirano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello’s representative, Bonnie Parente.


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Plandome Troop 71 Eagle Scouts Honored

Image of elected official with local Eagle Scouts.Senator Jack M. Martins attended an Eagle Court of Honor for Plandome Troop 71. The Court of Honor was held in honor of scouts Alex Comerford and Nick Cataldo, who both reached the prestigious level of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve.


The rank of Eagle Scout represents years of hard work and dedication, leadership and a committment to community service. “One of my favorite events to attend is an Eagle Court of Honor because it gives us the opportunity to recognize young men that are our future leaders. Each time I attend, I am impressed by the commitment and hard work these young men put into reaching their goal,” Senator Martins said. “Congratulations to Alex and Nick. They have such bright futures ahead of them and this is an achievement that will serve as a foundation for all of their future success.”


Senator Martins presented Eagle Scout Comerford and Eagle Scout Cataldo with official New York State Senate Resolutions that were passed on the floor of the New York State Senate, recognizing their impressive and prestigious achievement.


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