Posted April 11, 2017
School Board Honors Eagle Scout, Presents Basketball Charity Funds
The South Colonie Board of Education honored a Colonie Central High School student Tuesday night for earning the rank of Eagle Scout and presented funds from a district charity event to two local families.
Honored by the board with a President’s Spotlight Award was newly-inducted Eagle Scout Karl O. Platt, IV. Platt started his scouting experience by joining Troop 278 in September of 2011. He worked diligently earning the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, and Star Scout by November of 2013. He earned the rank of Life Scout in September of 2014.
After completing the National Youth Leadership Training program in June of 2013, Platt served in positions of leadership including Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. He currently serves as Troop Guide. In May of 2014, Karl was inducted into the Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow.
On January 11, 2017, Platt earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was honored at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on March 26, 2017. His Eagle Scout service project took place at Colonie Central High School, where he developed and installed room directional placard signs throughout the building.
The signage consists of seven different colors corresponding to each subject matter and the arrows guide people in “The Right Direction.” A total of 41 signs were installed and are regularly used by visitors, new students and first responders.
Awards Tisa/Aidala Memorial Basketball Game Funds
The board also awarded the proceeds raised at the annual Tisa/Aidala Memorial Basketball Game to two local families. The game, held each winter, is an annual charity event featuring players from Shaker Road and Veeder Elementary Schools.
The money raised through this event are
used to assist a family, faculty or staff member of the South
Colonie Central School District to offset a financial strain
caused by extreme medical costs or a catastrophic life changing
event. This year’s proceeds were awarded to the Brooks family
from the Veeder Elementary School and the Seyboth family from
the Shaker Road Elementary School.