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Eagle Scouts honored

Eagle Scouts honored

The Board of Education honored CCHS senior Gregory Mazzie, and CCHS graduate Patrick Hilt for obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Pictured with the honorees (left to right) are Board President David Kiehle, Board Member Brian Casey, and South Colonie Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Buhner.

Board of Education Honors Eagle Scouts

The Board of Education honored a Colonie Central High School student and graduate this month for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. President's Spotlight Awards were given to Gregory Mazzie and Patrick Hilt.

Gregory Mazzie

Gregory Mazzie, a senior at Colonie Central High School, was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on June 6, 2015. Gregory is a member of the Twin Rivers Council Troop 1022. To achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, Gregory earned 32 merit badges and served his troop in a variety of leadership roles, including Senior Patrol Leader. Gregory also completed a community service project at the Forest Park Elementary School which involved designing and creating a Learning Garden with reading areas and planting beds for classes to use for science projects. Gregory is a member of the National Honor Society and the Key Club, and is on the Varsity Soccer team as well as the indoor and outdoor Varsity Track teams.

Patrick Hilt

Patrick Hilt, a 2015 graduate of Colonie Central High School, was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on December 12, 2015. Patrick is a member of Boy Scout Troop 278. Patrick served his troop as Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader. Patrick received the Order of the Arrow sash in June of 2012. Patrick was an active participant in many Eagle Scout projects. Patrick completed his Eagle Scout community service project by refurbishing the courtyard at Forest Park Elementary School. Under his supervision, the troop built and installed a tree surrounded bench, picnic tables, benches along the walkway, and redesigned the garden so that individual grades may be responsible for their own section.