Anthony Bedegi of Sunol Boy Scout Troop #912 was
awarded the highest level of scouting, the Eagle Scout Award,
at a ceremony in his honor on April 25 at Foothill High School.
Officiating this important event were scout leaders, Jerry Tomaszak,,
Jim Garvin, John Gilchrest, Lowell Hazelton and Bryan Pellissier.
Deacon Gary Wortham performed the invocation and Ryan Sass emceed
Anthony has been working towards this honor for 7 years. In
order to receive the Eagle Scout award one must earn 21 merit
badges, serve in a troop leadership position and work on a substantial
service project. Anthony has also demonstrated that he lives
daily by the principles of scouting. He was also required to
appear before a scouting Board of Review. He has served as his
troops Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Troop
Guide and Assistant Scout Master. He also attended the Brownsea
Junior Leader Training Program.
Anthony completed his Eagle Scout Project by working with Stanley
Gibson of the Pleasanton Parks Department. Last October he worked
with a team of 10 other scouts, installing water flow diverters
to protect the hillsides and trails of Augustine Bernal Park
from water erosion. According to Mom, Mary Jane, "This
project was a learning experience about the unexpected obstacles
that can get in the way, how to overcome them to complete the
mission and the value of tapping into your personal resources".
Anthony credits all his accomplishment to current and former
scoutmasters and leaders, Dean Hall, Jerry Tomaszak, John Gilchrest,
Cindy Pellissier, Forrest Sass and Bob Hrabe.
Anthony is a senior at Foothill High school where he leads
the percussion unit of the marching band and he also participates
in the football program. This very bright student has also taken
a summer engineering class through Johns Hopkins University,
a biology class at Northwestern University, a chemistry class
at Las Positas and has moved into both AP calculus and AP physics
during his senior year.
Please join me in congratulating Anthony Bedegi and parents,
Mary Jane and Peter for this well-deserved award.
Sunol Glen School's annual Spring concert will be held this
evening at 7:00 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Musical director
Kitty Jowe says "the children are excited because for some
of them this will be their first time performing". The
beginning band members of third graders and fourth graders receive
instruction once a week; the fifth graders receive band instruction
three times a week and the sixth and seventh and eighth grade
gets advanced band instruction four times a week. These talented
tune-sters will be playing recorders, violins, cellos, violas,
trumpets, flutes, saxophones, clarinets and the drums. Please
try to stop by the school for this unforgettable evening of
Sunol Glen School's first annual Tri-tip Dinner fundraiser
held on May 19 was a huge success. The delicious dinner of tri
tip beef, baked potato, salad and roll was served an hour before
the schools Open House Night and according to parent Adrienne
Hoxie "It was a very nice, relaxing evening instead of
having to rush home to prepare dinner before Open House. It
was just a lot of fun". Each year the school's seventh
graders think of very creative ways to raise funds for next
years annual eighth grade trip to Washington D.C and with all
of the great comments I've heard about the Tri-tip dinner I
bet this will start another Sunol Glen fundraising tradition.