Eagles Flock to Whitman

Principal Kathie Acker is proud of her Eagle Scouts.
Principal Kathie Acker is proud of her Eagle Scouts.

The ascent to the rank of Eagle Scout is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and service to the community. So it gives us great pleasure to commend the following Walt Whitman Boy Scouts on their recent ascent to this coveted rank. This special honor, bestowed on only 3% of our nation's scouts, is a fitting tribute to these young men’s unyielding commitment to service. We congratulate the following scouts on this award and wish them continued success: 

A major project from start to finish is required by all who wish to attain scouting’s highest rank. Left to right in photo: Sean Breen, a senior who will be attending the University of Vermont in the fall, is replacing fences and curb at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Thomas Hustedt, a Whitman junior, is replacing directional signs for Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Senior Christopher McPartland, who will be attending Northeastern University in the fall, built new houses at Old Bethpage Village for a colony of Purple Martins. Stephen Dybus, also a senior, refurbished the St. Peter’s playground and will be attending SUNY Oneonta in the fall. Zach Cammer, who built 4 tables and 16 benches for the VFW Hall on Pulaski Road, will be attending the US Naval Academy in the fall. Senior Robert Galvin built a lean-to at West Hills Park. Robert will be attending Quinnipiac University in the fall. Junior Thomas Ciravolo rebuilt the student courtyard outside of the 200 Wing at Walt Whitman.  Joe Orelli (missing from photo) hopes to attend the SUNY Maritime College. Joe’s Eagle Scout project was to refurbish the Manor Plains Nature Park. 

Congratulations Whitman’s Eagle Scouts!