Press release from Red Bank Regional Board of Education
At a June 28 Court of Honor ceremony hosted by the Woman’s Club of Little Silver, two Red Bank Regional High School rising seniors were celebrated for their recent attainment of Eagle Scout rank by Little Silver Boy Scout Troop 126.
Andrew Noglows and Sam Gregg, both of Little Silver, have come through scouting together since 5th grade, with Sam having entered scouting as a cub scout. Both boys will be commended by the RBR Board of Education for achieving the highest honor in Boy Scouting.
A student in RBR’s Academy of Engineering, Sam blended his engineering proclivity with his love of birds to restore the popular Bird Blind at Sandy Hook in Gateway National Park, which was destroyed almost three years ago by Superstorm Sandy. Gregg obtained the construction expertise and assistance of Viscon Builders of Little Silver to resurrect the blind. His father’s defense company, QED Systems LLC, provided financial assistance. Gregg was also able to facilitate the necessary federal approvals to construct the blind with the help of Peter McCarthy, Unit Coordinator for the National Park System. With the aid of his follow scouts from Troop 126, as well as family and friends, the structure was completed over the course of several weekends last year, for residents to enjoy the Jersey Shore’s aviary wildlife.
A student in RBR’s Academy of Information Technology, Andrew went back to his alma mater, Little Silver Point Road School, for inspiration in developing his Eagle Scout Project. He learned from Principal Pamela Albert Devine, Ph.D, of a long-held desire to have the school courtyard catalogued by its flora, so that the students could learn hands-on botany lessons in their local environment. Andrew initially produced an Excel Spreadsheet template which identified each plant species. He then physically demarked each species with identifying corrugate plastic signs anchored to the ground with metals stakes. Additionally, he produced a handbook with the plant descriptions for each classroom teacher to use in their outdoor lessons.