WEST PITTSTON — Michael Sanfilippo III, surrounded by family, friends and fellow Scouts, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, June 12 during a ceremony sponsored by Troop 302 at Immaculate Conception Church, of Corpus Christi Parish.
Sanfilippo, a Wyoming Area student, earned his Eagle Scout rank through a service project in which he collected more than 1,200 pairs of socks for the needy.
He was presented with citations from state Sen. John Yudichak and state Rep. Aaron Kaufer, who also spoke at the event. Keynote speaker was Institutional Representative Tom Supey.
Boy Scout Troop 302 is led by Scoutmaster Patrick Messina Jr., Assistant Scoutmaster Robert Messina and Cubmaster Rosalie Messina.
Michael Sanfilippo III, left, accepts a citation from the state House of Representatives by state Rep. Aaron Kaufer on his achieving Eagle Scout status during a ceremony Sunday, June 12.
Tom Supey, the Scouts’ institutional representative, speaks at the West Pittston Eagle Scout Troop 302 ceremony Sunday, June 12.
Guests, Scouts and family members enjoy a luncheon at the West Pittston Eagle Scout ceremony Sunday, June 12.
West Pittston Boy Scoutmaster Patrick Messina fastens the Eagle Scout pin for Michael Sanfilippo III during a ceremony held at Immaculate Conception Church of Corpus Christi Parish on Sunday, June 12. From left are Michael’s parents, Mike and Debbie Sanfilippo, Michael III, and Messina.