Honoring Riley Millerby Representative Sam Graves
Posted on 2013-02-27
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize
Riley Miller. Riley 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 249, and earning the most
prestigious award of Eagle Scout.
Riley has been very active with his troop, participating in many scout activities. Over the many years Riley has been involved with scouting, he has not only earned 39 merit badges, but also the respect of his family, peers, and community. Most notably, Riley has led his troop as the assistant patrol leader, librarian and patrol leader. Riley has also contributed to his community through his Eagle Scout project. Riley designed and constructed landscaping around the base of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Weston, Missouri, including the placement of river stones around the base, building a cover of an unused heating duct and constructing three small containment walls.
Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in commending Riley Miller 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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