Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly recently joined the family, friends and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 708 in Huntington to honor Henry A. Rivas of Melville on earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout, the highest-recognized achievement bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America to its members.
The Court of Honor for Mr. Rivas was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Plainview on August 3, where he received many accolades for his distinction, including a Proclamation from Legislator Donnelly. For his Eagle Scout project, Mr. Rivas constructed rabbit hutches for the Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park and Nature Preserve. The Animal Preserve helps to educate the community and has more than 100 injured and non-releasable wild animals and farm animals for viewing.
“I commend Mr. Rivas on an innovative and important project and for earning the well-deserved rank of Eagle Scout,” said Legislator Donnelly. “He has demonstrated leadership, character and a true commitment to community. I know his family is rightfully very proud of him and it is an honor to join them in recognizing and thanking him for all that he has done.”
Mr. Rivas is a 2019 graduate of Half Hollow Hills High School East.