Hillsborough Township Committee Honors Six Eagle Scouts

Shown left to right are: Committeeman Doug Tomson; Eagle Scouts Jared Tebbi; Nicholas Yorka; Christopher Serici; Joseph Bijas; Trevor Tomczak; Ryan Centofanti and Deputy Mayor Carl Suraci. Credits: Rod Hirsch

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Six Eagle Scouts from two troops in the township were awarded proclamations at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting in honor of their achievements.

Each proclamation acknowledged the service project completed to satisfy the community service requirement for the Eagle badge:

Joseph Bijas, Troop 489, who worked with 33 volunteers, putting in a total of 167.5 hours to install brick pavers at the rear entrance of the Auten Road Intermediate School;

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Ryan Centofanti, Troop 489, who designed and built a retaining wall around a bathroom at Oak Springs Girl Scout Camp to curtail soil erosion and ensure a level of privacy;

Christopher Sireci, Troop 89, who refurbished and landscaped the parking lot of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville;

Trevor Tomczak, Troop 489, whose project consisted of repairing the prayer path at St. Joseph’s Church in Millstone by removing brush and 20 trees; staining and painting multiple benches and a large wooden cross and mulching two outdoor classrooms and meditation areas;

Jared Tebbi, Troop 89, who designed and constructed multiple directory signs to be displayed in the One Hundred Wing of Hillsborough High School to aid new students and visitors;

Nicholas Yarka, Troop 89, who devoted 450 hours to complete a low ropes course at the Hillsborough YMCA, including a rope bridge, swinging log, spider web and tire climb.

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