Congressman Marchant Honors Eagle Scouts
Aug 17, 2009 -
U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX – 24) recognized a group of
Boy Scouts last week in Irving that received the rank of Eagle Scout. The event
took place at the National Scouting Museum.
As part of their recognition ceremony, the scouts gave a color guard
presentation followed by assistant troop leader David Ball leading the
invocation. Warm remarks were made by Richard Matthews and the closing
benediction was given by Mike Ramsey; both men were from the Boy Scouts of
America national office.
Congressman Marchant gave the welcoming address in which he congratulated all
the scouts on their achievement. The Congressman awarded each Eagle Scout with
an American flag and a medallion. After being awarded, each scout had a photo
taken with his family and Congressman Marchant.
“These boys have outdone themselves. Receiving the honor of Eagle Scout is
an amazing accomplishment that they will be proud of for the rest of their
lives”, said Marchant. “Their selfless service and leadership in the community
is invaluable, and I am proud to commend them on it.”
Each scout gave a speech prior to receiving their awards about their
community service projects and future aspirations. The service projects ranged
from making park benches to cleaning up neighborhoods.
The Eagle Scout rank is the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America
program. To achieve this honor, the scout must earn at least twenty-one merit
badges and demonstrate scout spirit, service, and leadership.
Following the ceremony, Eagle Scouts and their friends and families enjoyed
refreshments in the lounge area and toured the National Scouting Museum.
The honored Eagle Scouts include: (Carrollton) Stephen Bass,
Christian Dorn, Peter Ehrett, Neil Haag, Benjamin, Thomas Long, Preston Losack,
Jim Privitt Jr, David Michael Steinman III; (Cedar Hill) Bryan
Keese, Matthew Montequin, Luke Woolman; (Colleyville) Dean de
la Garza, Bobby Gauntt, Michael Morrison, Aaron Rambo;
(Coppell) Eric Baumgarten, Philip Branz, Austin Cary, Zachary
Flores, Travis Huffmaster, Jose Nino, Daniel Sutton, Evan Wensel, Alex Rafiqui;
(Dallas) Steven Natale, Benjamin Silver Rogan Constantine;
(Euless) Patrick Lemoine; (Farmers Branch)
Jeff Froehlich, Hunter Heard; (Grand Prairie) Ben Cockerell,
Christian Santiago; (Grapevine) Benjamin Bailey, Adam Tridico;
(Irving) Sudhish Srikanth, Ryan Poynter;
(Lewisville) Naveed Jooma, Reno Morris;
(Plano) Matthew Halfman, Conner Novonty;
(Southlake) Chase Brooke, W. Marshall Brooke, Cameron Cutler,
Zachary Friske, Tyler Friske, David McDonald, Ryan Smith, and Jacob Tovey.