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Gottheimer honors Boy and Girl Scouts who achieved highest rank

Celebrates Scouts Completing Community Projects

NEW JERSEY – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) held the annual Fifth District Scout Honor Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of Scouts who, after completing projects to support their community, have earned the highest rank of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs.

“I am honored to celebrate the hard-earned achievements of all these Scouts who’ve attained the highest rank in the Scouting programs — the Boy Scout Rank of Eagle Scout and the Girl Scout Gold Award,” Gottheimer said. “Thank you to the young leaders — all of our Scouts here today — for your dedication to bettering our community and country. From your work supporting North Jersey families, veterans, students, and more, I see the same passion for service, community, and country that has fueled the Scouts for generations. I know you will all go forth and change the world.”

Gottheimer recognized 28 Scouts from across the Fifth District, acknowledging their projects and service to their communities.

This year’s Scouts completed projects including creating a buddy project to pair seniors in need with community members, collecting goods and donations for Ukraine, documenting the burial sites of our nation’s veterans, and many more.

Gottheimer was joined during the ceremony by Tenafly Mayor Mark Zinna, New Milford Councilmember Matt Seymour, and Director of Program for the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Loreana Kirschner.

This year’s Fifth District Eagle Scouts and Gold Award Girl Scouts include:

  • Andrew Long
  • Bosco Budelman
  • Gabriel Dunne
  • Gabriel Wouters
  • Nicolas Galgano
  • Liam Morley
  • Arnav Kalekar
  • Sofia Alvarez
  • Anara Pollak
  • Caleigh Amano
  • David Meyer
  • Maeve Flynn
  • Finn Kristan
  • Lydia Han
  • Anushka Dhariwal
  • Lauren Zawadzki
  • Georgeena Gonedes
  • Caileigh Mapes
  • Hansa Suresh
  • Catherine Corrado
  • Claudia Ferenc
  • Kathryn Haig
  • Garrick Sandhusen
  • Lindsey Libenson
  • Ava Febre
  • Michael Spano
  • Ryan Tu
  • Paul Motoike
  • Sebastian Mendoza
  • Andrew Capuano
  • Andrew Mathews
  • Henry Rivera
  • Autumn Chiu
  • Brian Chen
  • Olivia Rocha Gold Award
  • Madelyn Fried
  • Patrick McNulty
  • Katelyn Dickson
  • Grace Zak
  • Griffin Stansel
  • Abigail Finan
  • Tyler Degnen
  • Grant Linardic
  • Mia Heid
  • Abigail Boyle
  • Talia Gutnikov
  • William Feins
  • Gabriel Santomauro
  • Evan Camacho
  • Zoe Anderson
  • Sarah Cassell
  • Joseph Sneyers
  • Aidan Patton
  • Joan Tristen
  • Alexzander Mineo
  • George Hamilton
  • Porus Pavri
  • Harry Skountzos

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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