Board of Education Congratulates Eagle Scouts

Board of Education Congratulates Eagle Scouts photo
During the Board of Education meeting held on Jan. 8, two Bayport-Blue Point High School students were recognized for their altruistic efforts and honored for earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

For his project, Bayport-Blue Point High School senior Joe Barry constructed a butterfly garden at the Blue Point Nature Preserve to provide a home for the multitudes of wildlife which reside within the nature preserve’s borders. With assistance from volunteers from Troop 130, and prior approval from Suffolk County legislators and councilmen, the scouts laid down the necessary plant material and mulch, and installed a bench and beautiful stone pathway. 

Bayport-Blue Point High School sophomore Robert Honey’s project focused on holding a collection drive for Support Our Troops, also known as America’s Military Charity, back in September. Additionally, with the help of his fellow scouts in Troop 130, he held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Sayville, at which nearly 100 attendees were served a delicious meal. 

Both students were met with words of praise from Superintendent Dr. Timothy Hearney for their efforts, and were presented with tokens of appreciation.