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  • Honoring Richard Griffith Kesler

    by Representative Sam Graves

    Posted on 2013-03-15

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    GRAVES of missouri in the house of representatives Friday, March 15, 2013 Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Richard Griffith Kesler. Griff is a very special young man who has exemplified the finest qualities of citizenship and leadership by taking an active part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 374, and earning the most prestigious award of Eagle Scout.

    Griff has been very active with his troop, participating in many scout activities. Over the many years Griff has been involved with scouting, he has not only earned numerous merit badges, but also the respect of his family, peers, and community. Most notably, Griff has earned the rank of Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. Griff has also served as a counselor-in-training at Rotary Camp and is a member of the National Honor Society. For his Eagle Scout project, Griff contributed to his community by designing and constructing five [[Page E315]] insect boxes for Maple Woods State School, a school for the developmentally disabled, in Kansas City, Missouri. Griff also designed a curriculum for the students and delivered nine classroom presentations for the students.

    Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in commending Richard Griffith Kesler for his accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of America and for his efforts put forth in achieving the highest distinction of Eagle Scout.


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