HUNTINGTON STATION, NY – Suffolk County Majority Leader Susan A. Berland (D-Dix Hills) recently attended an Eagle Court of Honor to recognize Vincent Santoiemma from the 16th Legislative District and his fellow scout Douglas Fasciano from the 18th Legislative District who attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 34. At the ceremony, she presented Vincent with a County proclamation and both Eagle Scouts with 16th Legislative District pins.
Vincent earned 31 merit badges and served in various leadership positions during his scouting tenure. For his Eagle Project, he constructed and replaced two large wooden planters and a cedar wood bench at Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Huntington Station. Vincent’s work will offer a welcoming atmosphere to the area and a place for people to sit and enjoy the mission’s garden. Vincent will be attending SUNY Binghamton in September.
For Douglas’ Eagle Project, he designed, planned and built a utility shed for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Huntington Station. Douglas will be attending Farmingdale State College in September.
“As the mother of an Eagle Scout, I know all of the hard work and dedication that goes into achieving the rank of Eagle and just how special this occasion is for these young men and their families,” said Legislator Susan A. Berland. “Vincent and Douglas should be incredibly proud of all of the work they have done for the betterment of our community and I wish both of them all the best in their future endeavors. Congratulations! ”
Image: Eagle Scout Vincent Santoiemma, Legislator Susan A. Berland and Eagle Scout Doug Fasciano.