ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rockland County Executive Ed Day spoke at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor and Ceremony for Montebello resident Jared Sidney Simon on Sunday, March 26, at Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in Mahwah, N.J.
Jared's project benefited the Hudson Valley Humane Society in Pomona. He built and installed three doggy decks to provide rescue dogs with a comfortable, dry place to rest. He led a team of 35 volunteers who worked on the project and raised $2,629 in donations.
“Your hard work and dedication has made your community a better place,” Day told Jared.
Day also congratulated Jared’s parents, Dr. Jordan Simon and Julie Simon.
“Too often we blame parents when something goes wrong,” said Day. “It’s a pleasure to give parents credit when their child grows into a wonderful person.”
Jared is a senior at Suffern High School. He is the 143rd member of Troop 21 in Suffern to become an Eagle Scout since the troop was chartered in 1924.