Village of Munsey Park honors newly-installed Eagle Scouts

Bill San Antonio

The Munsey Park village board presented three Manhasset teenagers with proclamations Wednesday commemorating their achieving the Eagle Scout rank.

Munsey Park Mayor Sean Haggerty declared Sept. 9, 2015 in honor of Troop 71’s Vincent Tomaselli, Peter Boyadjian and Garrett Bryne, who took the oath as Eagle Scouts in mid June.

The board honored the scouts following a moment of silence for village residents who died during the September 11 attacks.

“It’s nice that when we honor those who gave so much, we also honor three young men who are giving so much,” Haggerty said.

Haggerty also noted that Deputy Mayor John Lippmann and Trustee Frank DeMento are Eagle Scouts.

Tomaselli and Boyadjian, a Munsey Park resident, received proclamations and posed for photographs with Haggerty.

Byrne was not in attendance due to a school obligation.

For his Eagle Scout project, Tomaselli transformed the second floor of the barn at the Science Museum of Long Island into an anthropology viewing room for the study of artifacts donated by the Museum of Natural History.  

Boyadjian renovated the gazebo of the New York Armenian Home in Flushing, while Byrne build a new habitat within the Manhasset Bay to increase mussel growth and biodiversity while protecting marine life from predators.

The boys join more than two million Boy Scouts to achieve the Eagle Scout rank since 1912, which represents less than one percent of boys to have ever put on a uniform and collect merit badges.

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